After Iranian teenager, Sahar Tabar became an internet sensation for her attempt to look like her idol, Angelina Jolie, two brothers also returned to the spotlight for their decision to spend over US$20,000 in surgical procedures to more closely resemble their idol, Brad Pitt.
The twins, Matt and Mike Schlepp, from Arizona, endured months of agonizing procedures that left them unable to eat proper meals after the operations, reported The Sun.
The brothers first shot to fame when they appeared in a reality television program MTV’s I Want A Famous Face when they were 21, which documented their whole transformation process.
Mike had a nose job, cheek, jaw, and chin implants, while his brother, Matt, had a nose job and a chin implant. Between them, the brothers had 41 porcelain veneers, according to the Sun.
“It was more than worth it,” Matt said on the television program at the time. “I would do it ten times over. It has definitely helped me get more girls. I’ll walk and get that double-take from girls and hear the whispering that follows.”
“I’ve had such a dramatic change that girlfriends I hadn’t seen in a while couldn’t stop staring, and said they wanted to cry! If that doesn’t make you feel good, then what would?” he added.
Mike also said he’s happy with the results of his makeover.
“I feel on top of the world by the few tweaks that I went through. Go through with the surgery now because you don’t want to go through life always feeling down with the way that you look,” Mike said on the program.
Tabar, an apparent ultra-fan of Angelina Jolie, made headlines this week after she had allegedly gone through 50 surgical procedures to look like Angelina Jolie. She documented her transformation on Instagram which sparked debate and controversy among her followers. Recently, the teen has set the record straight about how many surgeries she’d had to achieve her look. She also admitted to using makeup and technology to exaggerate her looks.
Along with being expensive, extreme makeovers can be also painful and dangerous. In August this year, a woman died after breast procedure had gone wrong at a clinic in Sydney, Australia.
Tom Ozimek contributed to this report
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