How much money would you spend to look like your favorite celebrity? It certainly isn’t unheard of for people to have plastic surgery to make a certain body feature look like a celebrity’s, but the amount one 33-year-old man spent is outrageous. Equally outrageous is the person who inspired his plastic surgeries. Toby Sheldon of Los Angeles spent $100,000 on multiple plastic surgeries over five years to look like Justin Bieber.
Yeah. Let that sink in for a minute. That takes being a Belieber to a whole ‘nother level. Sheldon says he’s had several plastic surgeries, Aquamid injections and hair transplants “to look like Justin.”
Check out an enlarged photo of Sheldon’s before and after shots:
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And here is Sheldon posing after the surgeries with a picture of Justin Bieber:
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Sheldon says he started having the surgeries five years ago. Bieber is 19, so doing a little basic math, a then 28-year-old man wanted to look like a guy who had barely started his teen years. To each his own, though, right? It’s worth noting that Bieber’s first single One Time wasn’t released on the radio until May 2009, so five years may be a bit of an exaggeration, unless Sheldon found Bieber when he was a YouTube sensation.
The fan’s most recent surgery was in July, when he had a surgery to make his smile look like Bieber’s. “It’s Justin’s smile that gives him his youthful look. So I had my upper lip lifted [and] my bottom lip plumped out,” the songwriter told British tabloid Closer.
In addition to the money, Sheldon has also spent a lot of time recovering from his multiple Justin Bieber plastic surgeries. “My smile surgery took more than a month to recover from,” Sheldon said. “And, after my eyelid surgery, I couldn’t open my eyes for a week.”
It has all been worth it for Sheldon, though. “My friends shower me with compliments,” he said. “They even call me Toby Bieber.”
So if Sheldon puts that $100,000 to work and can land a few pre-pubescent girl birthday parties, he can earn his money back in about, oh, 100 years?
Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity fans (or at least a fan) are having surgery to look like. One man spent $5,000 to have plastic surgery to look more like Ryan Gosling: