Meet Justin Jedlica, The Self-Proclaimed Human Ken Doll
Move over Sarah Burge – a.k.a. the human Barbie – Ken is in town! After so many women have attempted to transform themselves into real-life Barbie dolls, it was only a matter of time before Ken entered the picture. Justin Jedlica of New York City has followed in the footsteps of so many poor, unfortunate souls who feel the need to live out some kind of unnatural plastic fantasy, undergoing 90 cosmetic procedures over the past ten years to re-create himself as a human Ken doll.
After spending nearly $100,000 on dozens and dozens of plastic surgery procedures, including a cheek augmentation, several nose jobs, butt implants and pectoral implants, Justin Jedlica is apparently pleased with his appearance, although I can’t imagine why. Instead of the naturally-sculpted physique most people get from going to the gym – a chore that Justin calls “not exciting, glamorous or fabulous” – the 32-year-old has gone under the knife for pectoral, bicep and tricep implants to achieve his chiseled look.
Justin’s obsession with plastic surgery and achieving the “perfect” body image started when he decided to get a nose job in his mid-twenties. Since then, he has had four more nose jobs – each one “not as extreme and exaggerated as I wanted” – and numerous other procedures to alter his body and face. He is now pumped with a significant amount of silicone, and says that his look is “closer to…the picture that I have in my head.” He is certainly not finished improving his appearance though, and when asked if he is concerned about how his body will hold up to all this work, he responded, “I understand the risks…and I’m willing to take those on.”
What Mr. Jedlica has made it painfully clear he is NOT willing to take on though, is Valeria Lukyanova, a 21-year-old from Ukraine who has reportedly spent $800,000 making herself look like yet another real-life Barbie. Apparently she is just a little too real for Justin. “A true ‘body mod’ individual – such as myself – LIVES with a conviction to their alterations and doesn’t wash them off,” he said of Lukyanova. “I can appreciate that she is a talented artist, but if at the end of the day she is only presenting this ‘human Barbie doll’ on days the camera is filming…I’m not sure just how much credibility I would give her in being a REAL human Barbie.” Darn, that would have been some perfect plastic love right there.
It’s obvious that Justin has devoted quite a bit of time, effort and money to portray himself as the perfect man, a.k.a. the human Ken doll. Unfortunately, the only thing that Mr. Jedlica has in common with the Ken doll is that he is now made primarily of plastic and probably won’t be able to do much more than grin and move his head from side to side if he keeps filling his body with silicone. If you ask us, Justin Jedlica is nothing more than a modern day Frankenstein, just a bit more flamboyant.
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