An Argentinian man has spent more than $30,000 (N11 million) on 11 plastic surgeries and several other cosmetic procedures since the age of 15 to try and become the ultimate Michael Jackson impersonator.
Leo Blanco, 22, from Buenos Aires in Argentina, performs as a tribute act to the legendary King of Pop and is obsessed with looking exactly like his hero.
However, his mother admits that she is worried by his transformation and sometimes looks at him and wonders ‘is this my son?’.
Leo became obsessed with the singer as a child and decided that he wanted to look like his hero.
However, 11 plastic surgeries later, the 22-year-old admits he is still not content with his look and is going under the needle again.
He has been modifying himself since he was 15 and in the footage undergoes a procedure to make his chin ‘more masculine’.
Leo has attracted a horde of fans, who he says follow him around when he performs at shows and even in the street.
He said he watched Michael constantly as a child and ‘absorbed everything’ about him, saying that it was impossible for him to be anything else.
Leo adds that each surgery takes him closer to his objective but his mother, speaking in the video, shared her anxieties.
She admitted that she was worried for her son and sometimes wondered whether he would die during a surgery.
She added that sometimes she sees her son and asks herself: ‘Is this Leo? Is this my son?’
Leo jokingly responded by suggesting that it is his mother’s fault he wasn’t born ‘better looking’.
However, his mother warns him that he shouldn’t treat his procedures like ‘going to the hairdresser’.
The clip shows Leo undergoing a procedure to get a more square jaw, while his father watched on.
After the surgery, there is a visible change in his face, but he insists there are still more to come if he wants to achieve his dream of being the best Michael Jackson impersonator in the world.
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