A teenager who had plastic surgery to make him look like a real-life Ken doll claims he was sacked when his employers realised he was bisexual.
Felipe Maximo Dias de Oliveira previously hit headlines for planning 42 cosmetic ops to turn himself into a human Ken doll.
But the 18-year-old later had a change of heart and started working as a builder in Peruibe, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.
In a recent social media post, he shared footage of himself hard at work along with the caption “Let’s go!”.
But his employers also noticed on the social media post that he was bisexual, and he claims when they found out they started treating him differently.
He added: “After a few days of this different treatment they fired me.”
He said that he was particularly disappointed as it was a family firm and he had expected better treatment, and added that he had now fallen out with most of his family apart from his sisters.
He continues to share snaps of himself impersonating Mattel’s 1961 fictional character for his 12,600 Insta fans but saw no need to go any further than just makeup.
Felipe confessed: “I saw problems in myself that didn’t exist, I don’t see the need for any surgery now. I looked at myself in the mirror and managed to see myself.”
The teen explained that he had been living alone since his sister moved to Portugal and had been happy when he decided to take a job as a bricklayer.
Felipe hit headlines in 2020 at the age of just 16 when he told local media he planned 42 cosmetic ops so he could look more like Ken.
But in September last year, he took to social media to announce that he had called off the surgeries and that he would still cosplay as the character but only in makeup.
For the moment, he said he has managed to find a safe place to stay with his boyfriend, and is asking his followers if they can help him find a job.