There are many people around the world who love Asian culture. Some buy memorabilia of their favorite Asian shows, some even dress up in cosplay of their favorite characters in those shows, others learn their favorite Asian language. One Brazilian, however, has taken extreme fandom to the next level.
Xiahn, formerly known as Max, was so obsessed with the Korean culture, he underwent ten cosmetic operations to transform his Caucasian complexion to one that's more oriental.
The results are astonishing. Even more astonishing is what'd drive someone to do that to themselves.
Xiahn, who has a love for Korean pop music and dramas, told the Brazilian Newspaper Zero Hora: "I put my fingers inside the eye and pulled. That was the way I wanted to have my eyes." After that, his utmost desire was to have slanted eyes and dark hair.
He reportedly spent over $3,000 on 10 cosmetic operations to look like a natural-born Asian man. To supplement the look, he dyes his hair and wears dark eye contacts.
Responding to criticism, he said on his Facebook: "Regardless of religion that the person is, whether or not you believe in past lives, you have only this life, you have to be who you want to be."