'I consider myself trans-species!'
A fantasy fanatic spends more than £25,000 on plastic surgery to become a real-life elf. Yes, Luis Padron, 25, from Argentina was bullied badly as a child. He then determined to look like otherworldly, and in the quest of looking different, he started bleaching his hair and skin. He became so obsessed with the world of elves, angels and fantasy being that he dreamt of looking like them.
Luis now has a £4,000-a-month routine for applying expert creams, dyes, treatment and SPF 100 sunscreens.
Let's have a look at his pictures!
The surgery includes a nose job, full-body hair removal, liposuction on his jaw, and several operations to change his eye colour.
He is currently planning to have a surgery which will make his hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline, ears pointed, and a limb lengthening operation to get him height 6ft 5in tall.
"I was bullied as a child, and as an escape, I would submerge myself in fantasy movies like Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story, as well as other fantasy tales. Over time things changed, older teens liked me because I was unique and that's what encouraged me to start turning what I felt on the inside into a reality. I started with cosplay but it wasn't enough, I wanted to change to become my perception of beauty," he said.
"It was the start that led me to decide this was the direction I wanted my life to go in, the recovery was painful and slow, but I was happy with how I looked. 'I didn't care for how much it hurt because it allowed me to get one step closer to my dream of what I want to become."
Like the one treatment, which he took to change his eye appearance from a brown to a crystal blue - leading to painful side-effects.
"It was without anesthesia, was very painful and meant I had to use eye drops and a black sunglasses, essentially I became a vampire with extreme photosensitivity. At first even watching stars in the sky was painful but three days later they felt normal again, I don't know how they affect my sight in future. It hasn't turned to a crystal blue colour yet. Unfortunately, they are currently a greyish colour, but I'm still hopeful as I have four more sessions left," Daily Mail quoted Padron.
His unusual looks have helped him to make a career in modeling, and he even gets paid to make appearances on various shows as real life elf.
"This has changed my life for good in so many ways, I can't even begin to describe it," says Luis Padron.
That's all, folks!