I’m sure you’ve encountered a story in the past at least once about someone who spent hundreds and thousands on plastic surgery procedures to look like their favorite celebrity.
Like that guy who appeared on ‘My Strange Addiction’ who spent over a hundred grand to look like…. a Ken doll.
Or that guy who wanted to look like Justin Bieber… and the list goes on.
Well, we have another case on our hands, and that’s Bryan Ray.
The 31-year-old hailing from LA also spent a ton of cash, $80,000 specifically to make himself look like…. Britney Spears.
While we’re on the subject of plastic surgery, according to Edwin Williams III, President of the AAFPRS, the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery, “celebrities definitely play a huge part in young peoples’ decision to surgically alter their appearances, in part thanks to the photoshopped images that are sold as reality. He explained: “The teen and young adult years are a highly impressionable time and the more consumers are inundated with celebrity images via social media, the more they want to replicate the enhanced, re-touched images that are passed off as reality. We are seeing a younger demographic than ever before seeking consultations and treatments with facial plastic surgeons all over the country.”
Anyway, back to Bryan. He’s met the pop singer three times, telling The Sun that: “It was amazing meeting her. I went into a little outdoor flea market in Hawaii and heard a really small, very soft-spoken voice with a southern accent behind me. I’ve never been more nervous. I was face to face with my biggest idol and inspiration, she was completely not glammed, stripped of make-up, very real and so gorgeous.”
He started impersonating Britney when he was 17 and has since had over 90 procedures totaling in over $80,000. Gosh.
He explained that: “Ever since I was young there was something about Britney Spears – I thought she was the perfect package. I was obsessed. I watched all her interviews, learned all her choreography and then paid to have the same perfect smile, as I felt that during that time we were very similar.”
He continued: “I was trying to look like Britney Spears. The surgeons who designed my veneers asked me which celebrity smile I wanted to base mine on, and it was hers.”
So far, he has had a nose job, Botox injections, lip fillers and laser hair removal, among quite a few other procedures.
Personally, I cannot see any resemblance to Britney whatsoever, and I would call it $80,000 not-exactly-well-spent, but maybe that’s just me.
Bryan currently runs a successful private business, but he dreams of getting into modeling.
Ray stated: “Now, with my looks, I want to get into modeling. I love impersonating Britney Spears so I want to continue doing that and see where it takes me. I used to perform in west Hollywood, doing songs and numbers – it’s still something I want to do in the future.”
Ray continued: “So many people refer to me as ‘Britney’ and for a very long time friends have greeted me with the infamous quote ‘It’s Britney, b*tch!’ from her song ‘Gimme More’, which I absolutely love. Britney will always be one of my biggest inspirations. I love that she was the biggest star in the world, went through an incredibly hard time and came out on top.”
Brian is set to star in new reality TV show Plastics of Hollywood, and that might singlehandedly just make him an international superstar, so watch out for this guy.