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It’s official. Justin Bieber fans are truly a breed of their own. Case in point: Los Angeles 33-year-old Toby Sheldon has gone under the knife numerous times over the past five years to look like the Canadian popstar. According to the British tabloid Closer, Sheldon has reportedly spent $100,000 on Botox treatments, hair implants and a special smile surgery to capture Bieber’s looks.
“It’s Justin’s smile that gives him his youthful look. So I had my upper lip lifted [and] my bottom lip plumped out,” the musician told Closer.
Oh, it’s the Biebs smile that makes him his youthful look? I thought maybe it was…well, the fact he is indeed young, and you sir, are not.
The creepiest part of this might be that a grown-ass man used his life savings to imitate a saggy-pants wearing teenager with a bad attitude. Does Sheldon know that most of Bieber’s fans are legally off-limits for penetration? Did anyone mention to him that he looks like a super-feminine man child? Does he know he slightly resembles a Lara Flynn Boyle/Portia de Rossi hybrid? Has he been cited by his neighborhood watch committee as a person of interest in their quest to rid the street of pedophiles? So many questions.
It blows my mind that someone who wasn’t bad looking to begin with chose to alter his appearance to become a frightening replica of someone else. I’d go so far as to say that pre-surgery he reminded me of a young James Van Der Beek.
What does he hope his new look will do for him? Does he plan on performing as a Justin Bieber lookalike at Bat Mitzvahs and high school pep rallies? Because other than starring in some sort of porn adaptation of the 2007 Blockbuster “Never Say Never,” I’m not sure there is a solid job market for inappropriately-aged Bieber doppelgangers. Maybe the aspiring songwriter will get lucky, and one day Sheldon will find himself on stage performing “Baby” alongside his idol in front of a million screaming fans? But probably not.
[via The Huffington Post]