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17/06/2015 07:12 BST | Updated 17/06/2015 07:59 BST

'Human Ken Doll' Mauricio Galdi Has Eight Cosmetic Procedures In A Bid To Look Like His Favourite Toy

Mauricio Galdi from Sao Paulo, Brazil, envied girls growing up who played with Barbie's boyfriend, Ken.

These days, the 27-year-old looks like Mattel's male doll and proudly accepts the title 'Human Ken Doll'.

"I saw them [girls] playing with dolls and I wanted to do the same, but I never did for fear of prejudice," he said, according to the MailOnline.

Though he longed to play with dolls as a child, Galdi did not alter his appearance in order to look like Ken.

He reportedly had eight cosmetic procedures, including a nose job and polymethylmethacrylate fillers, because he wanted to further his career in acting.

"I never sought to be the Brazilian human Ken, it was something that came to me, television sought to give me the title," he said.

He now appears to be more than happy to accept the title though and regularly post photos of himself posing with a Ken doll to his 21,000 Instagram followers.

Galdi isn't the first Brazilian man to identify as a Human Ken Doll.

Celso Santebañes, who passed away earlier this year from leukaemia, previously made headlines for spending £30,000 on cosmetic surgery to make himself look like the toy.

Santebañes had undergone surgery on his lips and nose and also altered the shape of his face in a quest to look like Ken.

He passed away from leukaemia at the age of 21 earlier this month.

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