‘I spent R4.2mil on surgery’

A HEAVYSET man has un­der­gone over 100 cos­metic surg­eries within a four-year pe­riod so that he could look like a fa­mous Chi­nese ac­tress.

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LIN SISI, 37, comes from Chongqing in south-western China, a sprawl­ing city at the con­flu­ence of the Yangtze and Jial­ing rivers. The stocky man, re­port­edly 168 cen­time­tres tall and once weigh­ing as much as 140 kilo­grammes, wants to look like Chi­nese come­di­enne and ac­tress Ly­dia Shum.

Shum, who died in 2008 aged 62, was known for her portly fig­ure, dark rimmed glasses and bouf­fant hair­style, and was af­fec­tion­ately dubbed ‘Fatty’ by fans and me­dia.

Ac­cord­ing to the press, Lin Sisi spent over R4.2-mil­lion on surg­eries be­tween 2009 and 2013 to look like the de­ceased star.

He re­port­edly forks out

R211 000 each year to main­tain his glow­ing skin.

The 37-year-old also saw his weight plum­met to 95 kilo­grammes and has been in­vited to take part in dozens of TV shows and me­dia events. He first got the taste for per­form­ing in drag when he took to the stage in 2004 dressed as fa­mous Chi­nese con­cu­bine Yang Guifei. Ini­tially, Sisi’s mother strongly op­posed his drag ob­ses­sion but soon caved in and started to sup­port his planned stage ca­reer.

He re­port­edly used to have a girl­friend, but they split up when her par­ents op­posed the union. Sisi, who runs a restau­rant along­side his stage ap­pear­ances, ad­mits that he used to go out with women but now does not ‘see any­thing in them’.

‘INI­TIALLY, Sisi’s mother strongly op­posed his drag ob­ses­sion but soon caved in and started to sup­port his planned stage ca­reer.’

R211 000 is spent each year to main­tain his glow­ing skin Lin Sisi un­der­went over 100 cos­metic surg­eries within a fouryear pe­riod to look like a fa­mous Chi­nese ac­tress Lin Sisi be­fore plas­tic surg­eries

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