Justin – Some Juicy Questions
Previously, we introduced you to Justin, The Human Ken Doll. We followed up with, Justin – The Process, looking at the risks involved in surgery and what to do when things go wrong. This is a the final part in the series, where we’ll ask some juicy questions and talk about Justin’s personal happiness.
Since Justin’s first nose job at 18, he’s had upwards of 580 cosmetic procedures, costing over $600,000. His four back implants cost $78k alone. He does not regret any experiments, or surgeries to date, as it’s all part of the journey as an artist, an innovator, and an inventor.
Some Juicy Questions
Are you delicate, are you more prone to fractures?
“I’m not more prone to being injured. Usually after 6 weeks you’re back to normal activities. You have to be careful with yourself immediately after a surgery, but after everything is healed, I don’t have any issue with being thrown around.”
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Do the procedures and surgeries make you stronger?
“If you’re talking specifically about the muscle implants like biceps, shoulders, and deltoids, I’m definitely not stronger for it. Obviously, that’s more of an aesthetic thing that does not make me stronger. It might give the illusion of strength, but that’s not why I did it. I know a lot of people go, ‘Why don’t you just go to the gym?’ And I go, ‘Well you’re missing the entire point.’ The entire point isn’t that I didn’t want to go to the gym, I didn’t want to fake strength; I didn’t want to look like a bodybuilder. I love the human form and the ability to be able to modify it. So for me, it was really cool to be able to say, well let me see if I can do this, can I make these new implants?”
Was this all part of a plan to become famous?
“The fame came later, but I never planned that. That was just something that naturally organically happened. I had modeled for other photographers who were interested in body modification, I custom designed all my own body implants, and I conceptualized a lot of my surgeries because for me that’s like an art form, it’s creative.”
Has all of this led you to happiness? Are you happy?
“One of the number one questions or top comments I always get is, ‘Well Justin is sad, he must really not like himself to have done so many surgeries, to have spent so much money to have gone through so much recovery.’ And I think nothing could be further from the truth and that’s what a lot of people don’t understand. Genetically I always felt like I was blessed, being tall and lean. I’ve never had to diet, I don’t have to exercise to stay slim, now that doesn’t mean that I’m strong and I’m not saying that I’m perfect, but those things always worked in my favor.”
Do you have a message or a piece of advice you’d like to share?
“If there’s one thing I want others to take away from my story, it’s that you’re only as limited as you allow yourself to be. I think it’s easier to be the same as everybody else, and be a sheep and go with the herd. Nothing great comes without risk. Whether it’s me risking myself on the operating table or risking social ostracisation by coming out and owning who you are. I think you have to be willing sometimes to take those risks. Even though they’re scary; I think in the end you’re always stronger for it. There’s always going to be people pushing you in a certain direction, and you have to stay fully focused on where you want to go who you want to be because I think those are the most important things for you to be true.“
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