He’s not one to shy away when it comes to showing off his body. And Rodrigo Alves aka the Human Ken Doll was the subject of a prank by Italian TV show Le Iene on Sunday where he was asked to have his manhood removed for £3.5m, in order to be the star of an upcoming children’s film.
The 35-year old told MailOnline today, he was tricked into believing he would appear in a major Disney film but would need to be castrated for the role beforehand in order to look ‘family friendly.’
The TV show, dubbed ‘Hyenas’ for their cruel pranks, hired a fake director to meet Rodrigo and offer him a role in a big Hollywood production subject to him having a smaller manhood.
He told MailOnline: ‘My well-being and dignity will always come first and I would not stand for that. I said no straight away but I completely believed it was real.’
‘I cannot be bought for any sum of money so I was not happy at all when they made the request.’
Rodrigo completed a series of screen tests and after passing the audition spent some time chatting to directors about the role which would need him to alter his body.
The fake movie director tried to persuade Rodrigo to have the surgery – his 63rd – by saying: ‘I’d love it if my children played with dolls called Rodrigo not Ken’.
A reluctant Rodrigo was adamant he wanted to ‘have surgery to please myself not anyone else’ and that the operation would be ‘so risky’.
The Brazilian has had 62 plastic surgeries, four ribs removed and more than 150 cosmetics procedures throughout the years.