Can You Crowdsource Your Own Plastic Surgery?

Leveraging community hits a new low as one man relies on donations to help him look more like Michelangelo's statue of "David"

If a Japanese man can get a group of female friends to fund his plastic surgery transformation into a living version of Michaelangelo's statue of "David," shouldn't your drinking buddies kick in for that microdermabrasion you've been thinking about?

A 20-year-old named Alan recently appeared on the Japanese talk show What's Wrong With Me? (and considering the subject matter, what better name could there be?) to discuss how over the course of the past year, he's spent about $150,000 given to him by five female friends to make himself look more like a living statue. It took eye surgery, two nose jobs, four lift-and-tucks, and a few injections to change the shape of his chin, and these are these results:


Alan told the program's hosts that he wants "a more ageless face," and that "the ideal is the statue of David," adding that he was inspired to change his looks because he was teased for his effete personality as a child.

His generous lady friends have donated millions to pay for everything from his fat-burning injections and the wide array of supplements he takes to stay young. But he says his relationships are entirely platonic and that there's absolutely no sex involved. "If I do that once the money flow will stop as that companion will be satisfied."

If he's willing to string five rich women along until his statuesque transformation is complete, we're wondering why he hasn't gone in for a name change yet. We promise, Alan, it won't hurt a bit.

—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.

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