If you thought you saw it all when it comes transgenders, think again.
A 25-year-old cosplay merchandise seller from Argentina has spent over $32,000 to become a “trans-species” elf.
Is this the next big movement? Does it even count since elves aren’t real?
And we all thought transgender was confusing…
Luis Padron, who allegedly became obsessed with elves and other fantasy beings after being bullied as a child, also spends over $5,000 per month on different “specialist creams, dyes, treatment, and SPF 100 suncream.”
The rest of the operations included jaw liposuction, a nose job, hair removal of his entire body, and eye color-changing operations. And he’s not done yet.
Next on Padron’s list to become a complete elf is surgery to make his ears pointed, the removal of four ribs, a face and eye lift, “hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and a limb lengthening operation to make him 6ft 5in tall.”
Padron told The Daily Mail:
“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… I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elves, my jaw to look more sharp like a diamond, a face-lift and an eye-lift to give my eyes a cat-like shape.
“I am also consider 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.
“People have stared at me ever since I was a teenager, so it’s very normal to me now. I like people staring at me and don’t care what they think. Even when I’m not dressed up like an elf people stare at me. I have had long white hair for five years, I use larger contact lenses and I am very tall. I use make-up to enhance my features so they are more angelic and wear clothing that’s more stylish or antique.”
Padron insists this isn’t a phase, it’s just who he is.
“I consider myself trans-species, in the same way transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don’t expect people to understand but I ask they respect it. The fantasy genre makes me happy and because I didn’t have many friends when I was younger I submerged myself into it.
“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. 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. 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.”
Padron started his surgeries when he was 20-years-old. He said he’s wanted this since he was 14.
“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.”
Padron put a lot on the line to become who he “is supposed to be”. His eye color-changing surgery is “medically unapproved” (duh!), and had to use eye drops and wear black sunglasses to combat the “extreme photosensitivity” side-effects. He claimed that “even watching stars in the sky” was painful for days after the operation.
“I don’t consider this an obsession, but in fantasy you have all of the hope, love, friendship and good feelings. This helps me to feel like a good person but in fantasy you have to be beautiful not only on the inside but the outside too. This has changed my life for good in so many ways, I can’t even begin to describe it.”
So is this the new thing? Trans-species?
This is just way too weird for us. Let us know what you think in the comments below.