Some of us have pretty simple obsessions and addictions while others obsessions and addictions are a lot more complicated.
Luis Padron, hailing from the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, has an obsession that is far more peculiar then simple collecting stamps, to say the least.
Padron, 25, is obsessed with elves, angels and fantasy Sci-Fi.
His obsession is so potent that he has gone to the extent of spending over £27,000 in order to bring his elf mania to real life.
Padron spent the money on cosmetic surgery in order to look like an Elf, the procedure included bleaching his skin and hair.
Padron was bullied as a child and only found solace in his favorite “other world” characters such as elves, angels and demons, he claims that he found inspiration and the will to fight his bullies through drama/fantasy movies, this inspiration swiftly turned into determination to become his favorite character.
He claims that he is unfazed by passersby that stare at him because of his atypical appearance.
Luis, says “I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate.”
Furthermore, he stated “I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.
“I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elves, my jaw to look more sharp like a diamond, a facelift and an eyelift to give my eyes a cat-like shape.
“I am also considering having muscle implants too. There’s also a surgery to make you taller and I will remove four of my ribs too, so that I can shape my waist to make it thinner” he said.
Padron claims that his skin care and hair care costs him up to £4000 a month, which includes applying sunscreen, dyeing his hair regularly, and using expensive skin creams.
Additionally, he has had a laser treatment to remove all his body hair, his next aim is to get his ears to be pointy like an elf and make his jaw more sharp to make him look like a complete elf.
Padron has also undergone a surgery to change the colour of his eyes from light brown to light blue, the surgery was not approved and not recommended by doctors, but he underwent the process anyway, he claims that the process was extremely painful and even had side effects.
He suffered agony for up to three days following the surgery which was conducted without the use of anesthesia
“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. Says Padron.