Luis Padron, a 25-year-old Argentinian man, considers himself to be trans-species, and has spent over $30,000 in the past five years in an effort to become an elf.
As a child and young teen, Luis says he was bullied for his quirkiness and odd sense of style. In an attempt to escape these bullies, he would immerse himself in the world of fantasy. During this time, he fell in love with elves.
At the age of 14, Luis decided that he too wanted to be an elf. When he was 20, he had his first surgery.
Since then, he has undergone countless surgeries in an attempt to fully transform himself into an elf. He has had fillers, hair removal surgery, a nose job, eye color change, liposuction, and various other procedures. He also plans on having his ears shaped, his hairline changed, his limbs lengthened, and ribs removed so he can have a thinner waist.
Furthermore, not only have his procedures cost over $30,000, but he also spends over $5,000 a month on special creams, dyes, treatments, and sunblock.
Luis is aware that many people think he is odd, but he is fully committed to becoming an elf, regardless of what people think or say.
Luis said, "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...I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what."
He continued, "I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate...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."
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