Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
This Argentine model – who has undergone 32 aesthetic procedures worth GBP 60,000 to fulfil a lifetime dream of looking like an elf – has spoken about his childhood and procedures in a new candid interview.
Argentine model Luis Padron, 29, shed details on his unique journey to looking “exactly” like an elf in a recent interview reported by 20 Minutos on 31st May. (https://bit.ly/3g8mqfp)
Luis, who works as a plastic surgery model, said his first procedure was a nose job when he was 14 years old after getting permission from his parents on the condition that he paid for it himself.
Since then, the model claims to have undergone 32 operations of “everything you can imagine” valued at a whopping USD 85,000 (GBP 59,938).
However, he added that the procedures have been largely subsidised by hospitals or plastic surgeons but did not mention why.
Luis said: “I always say that doing plastic surgery is like going on a rollercoaster. It’s scary before you start, it’s really wild when you’re doing it and when you’re finished and e done, you just want to do it again.”
When speaking about his childhood, Luis said he was lonely as a child and was bullied at school because he was “very creative and very different”.
He added: “That’s when I decided I wanted to exteriorise what I felt inside that others failed to see in me.”
Luis’ said his first nose job as a teen was a turning point, adding: “I felt so good. I felt like I was finally becoming what I wanted to be and I knew it wasn’t the end.”
The influencer, who has 88,100 Instagram followers, went on to say: “I have done everything you can imagine.”
Among the plastic surgeries, he said he has changed his eye shape, eye colour, hairline, and lips, and added tattooed eyeliner and elf ears among others.
His next procedure will help shape his jawline to be more like an elf. His first jawline surgery was in South Korea but he wasn’t totally happy with the results.
He said: “I don’t want a natural face I want something close to perfection and for me, it’s a fantasy picture.”
Luis added: “Looking like an elf is important to me because it’s how I feel inside. It’s how I want to express [myself] to the world.”
The model said: “My life changed a lot since the transformation. For the same reasons I was bullied in school before, now I am loved by people.
“Many people follow my journey, send me lovely messages and want to get to know me so that makes me very happy.”