There’s a new Ken in town.
Brazilian model Celso Santebanes, 20, can now compete with the likes of “Human Ken Doll” Justin Jedlica over who pulls off the creepiest, most plastic-looking version of a real-life Ken doll.
Santebanes told The Mirror that he has spent more than $50,000 to perfect his look, undergoing four surgeries on his nose, chest, chin, and jaw. He got the work done so that he might look more like Barbie’s perfectly manicured boyfriend (or husband, or ex-boyfriend — their relationship status changes a lot).
The newest human Ken said he likes to behave as a “human puppet” to further resemble his favorite toy. It’s not entirely clear what that means.
But hey, he’s single!
“The human Ken bachelor is looking for his Barbie,” Santebanes wrote on his Facebook page. “Who wants to be my girlfriend? After all no one is happy alone.”
Maybe he can try his luck with human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova, who apparently did not hit it off well with her previous human Ken counterpart (drama!).
Our only complaint is that he doesn’t have nearly enough selfies.