Breaking Down Gender Barriers
What’s more human than not looking human? Los Angeles makeup artist and model Vinny Ohh will tell you that there is nothing more rewarding than being unable to be defined. Ohh has spent tens of thousands of dollars on over 110 cosmetic procedures to look, as Ohh put it, “extra-terrestrial, hot mess, self-obsessed”.
Curious to find out what makes Ohh tick? Read on to get the inside scoop on how Vinny Ohh wound up looking like this…
League of Their Own
Vinny Ohh was involved in LBGT advocacy groups as a teenager before realizing they didn’t fit in with any of their categories. “I’ve wanted to be sexless and genderless since I was 17. I’ve been going to the doctors to see if it’s possible, but had no luck…”
Never one for labels, Ohh wants people to see beyond categorizing because there’s a lot of things that just don’t fit into boxes.
“I want my outside to reflect how i feel on the inside. I want to be a hybrid, not male or female.”
Starting with lip fillers at age 17, Ohh has since spent over $50,000 on surgeries to achieve their “alien-like” features.
A Memorable Sight
When Vinny is not being a professional makeup artist, they are modeling. Many people find Ohh’s abnormality as a celebration of individuality, a truly beautiful thing.
“Some people absolutely love me and see me as a celebration and give a lot of compliments. I don’t look real and people love it,” said Ohh. “Some people have said they want their kids to be like me and that I’m an inspiration for children who don’t feel like they belong.”
But that doesn’t mean Ohh’s word is all candy canes and unicorns… People can be cruel.