August 19, 2005
Just Don't Place Him Near an Open Flame
Posted by scott at August 19, 2005 08:33 AM
Because all his plastic might melt:
Steve Erhardt is a man in search of perfection. A virtual human "Ken" doll, the celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist has undergone approximately 30 cosmetic surgeries and subsequent maintenance and has spent close to $250,000 out of his own pocket to achieve his current look.
He works in Hollywood, duh. I'm always amazed how people try to look fabulous with plastic surgery and just end up looking freaky.
Ah well, it's their money. People like this keep an entire industry's worth of other people, from doctors to teachers to drug reps to receptionists, employed.
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$250K to look like that? Poor bastard.
Dolls and other children's toys aren't examples of perfection, they're examples of exaggeration, and often gruesome exaggeration at that. Next thing you know, someone will try to be surgically altered to look like Donald Duck.
Well, there is that guy who lives out West somewhere - I think he's got Native American ancestry - and he's had many surgeries to make him look more like a cat. Last I heard, he's added detachable whiskers, he's getting an animatronic tail, and has tattooed his entire body with tiger markings.
On top of that, I know that body mods have been going on for quite awhile, so while this isn't anything too new, it's still a bit disturbing...