33-year-old Toby Sheldon has failed miserably in an attempt to create a bona fide Justin Bieber doppelganger, spending $100,000 to look…sorta…like the pop sensation but kind of more like a vampire from ’90s TV series Buffy.
Prior to the surgery Sheldon looked like your average dude, though after this development we can confirm that is a slightly crazed look in his eye. The LA-based songwriter has apparently spent the past 5 years slowly chipping away at his bone structure to resemble Bieber’s.
In an interview with Closer Magazine, Sheldon explained that it was The Bieb’s show-stopping smile that originally became the object of his desire. “It’s Justin’s smile that gives him his youthful look,” he said. “My smile surgery took more than a month to recover from.” Which is sad, isn’t it?
Like most people, Bieber’s eyelids were an obvious drawcard for Sheldon – he looks as good with his eyes closed as open, doesn’t he? – but obtaining a replica of Bieber’s much-coveted ocular skin flaps wasn’t as easy as you might think. As Sheldon explains, “After my eyelid surgery, I couldn’t open my eyes for a week.” All the better to not see yourself with, I guess.
And if you were wondering why none of the people closest to him ever said anything about it, they seem to be slightly crazed themselves. “My friends shower me with compliments,” he said. “They even call me Toby Bieber.” We’ll take your word for it, Tobes.
You can check out the transformation gone wrong below, and use the main image above as a reference point for just how wrong. You can also enjoy an even creepier internet news report below, voiced by someone who presumably had vocal cord surgery to sound like Steven Hawking.
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