Rodrigo Alves’, also known as the Human Ken Doll, recently got into trouble due to the drastic changes in his appearance. His British passport was ripped up by officials at the airport because he looked nothing like his passport picture.
The 34-year-old has gone under the knife over a hundred times to change his appearance. This led the officials at the airport to doubt Rodrigo’s identity; they believed he was using someone else’ passport under false pretense.
Originally from Brazil, Rodrigo told Daily Mail in an interview that following so many years of countless surgeries, it was evident that he would look nothing like his passport picture. The officials did not know what to make of it.
Even though the model still has six more months worth of passport validity, Rodrigo was humiliated for using it. He said, “I felt really embarrassed because everyone was looking at me as if I was being fraudulent.”
He even tried explaining his stance to the officials. He said, “I explained that I have had lots of work done and said look at all my stamps and visas on my British passport.”
However, the officers were stern at the matter. “But the officer was blunt and cut the edges of my passport and referred me to get a new one,” he explained.
The countless surgeries have cost him a massive amount of over £500,000 (or $667,450). After his transformation, he gave himself the name of the Human Ken Doll.
Rodrigo explained that while what happened at the airport was humiliating, it did not emotionally affect him – since this was not the first time such an incident occurred. He has previously been stuck at airports in Dubai and India, where officials made him wait in order to verify his identity before they let him into the respective countries.
And it really was clear that he was not even close to being disturbed by the incident. As soon as the style phenomenon landed in London on Thursday, he made his way to Novikov restaurant and bar, located in the heart of Mayfair, dressed in dazzling attire. He wore a Versace inspired silk and zebra printed shirt topped with a radiant orange-red blazer. He finished his look with an elegant pair of black skinny pants and shiny black loafers.
The Instagram star said he lives an exorbitantly luxurious lifestyle and travels to different countries around the world every two to three weeks. Recently, just before he arrived in London, he was invited to Brazil for a talk show where he starred as a guest.
The Italian Big Brother sensation may seem to have problems getting into other parts of the world, but USA is one exception. He said, “I also go to the U.S. often, but since I have an issued visa and maybe they are more understanding about plastic surgeries, I never had any issue.”
Despite all the hassle he has to go through during airport checks, the television personality stated he will always be ‘totally pro-security’ and that he respects the jobs that the airport security officials have to perform meticulously.
After various incidents – and especially the British airport event – Rodrigo said he is finally done with plastic surgery. He wants to focus more on his current body and overall well-being. The social media star said, “I want to concentrate on my self as well, there is a high demand for Rodrigo Alves worldwide and now I would like to give something back to the public.”
He added, “My dream was never to be a doll look like but to be happy and conformable on my own skin, I love the fact that I stand out because I look different it feels good to be an individual.”