Being admired for uniqueness drove him to it
It’s absolutely incredible how people can change their bodies with modern technology. They can change their skin color, their size, and even their gender. They can cover themselves in tattoos and get dermal implants to look more like animals, but this may very well be the first case of a “trans-species.” A young man in South America has decided that he wants to fully become a creature that only exists in fantasy: an elf.
He said, “I don’t consider this an obsession, but in fantasy you have all of the hope, love, friendship and good feelings. This has changed my life for good in so many ways, I can’t even begin to describe it.” He describes what went into his controversial and expensive quest next!
A Hard Childhood
Luis Padron is a 25-year old man from Buenos Ares, Argentina. He’s anything but an average man though, as he’s trying to be inhuman.
He said, “I was bullied as a child and as an escape I would submerge myself in fantasy movies like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, as well as other fantasy tales.”
He developed a deep fondness for fantasy creatures, especially elves. He began dying his hair strange colors and wearing weird clothes. All of that started attracting good attention from his peers.
He explained, “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 own perception of beauty.”
When Luis was 20 years old, he took his inner elf and started bringing him out to the world. He used the money he got from selling cosplay items to begin a series of expensive, unorthodox, and painful surgeries to completely change his appearance.
“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,” said Luis.
Luis has already had dozens of procedures, totaling over $32,000, including jaw liposuction, a nose job, and body hair removal. He also spends about $5,000 every month on skin bleach, sunblock, contact lenses, and hair dye to complete his look.
He claims, “I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate. I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.”