Meet the real-life Ken & Bar­bie

Move over, Bar­bie and Ken! Th­ese real-life fair-haired friends have gone to great lengths and ex­pense to recre­ate your iconic looks

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HIS star­tlingly white smile is so bright it looks as if it would glow in the dark. Tear your eyes away from those teeth and you see the per­fectly golden tan, puffed-up pecs, bulging bi­ceps, and abs so flaw­less they look as if they’ve been hand­crafted. Which they have – as has the rest of Ro­drigo Alves. The 34-year-old’s ap­pear­ance seems so per­fect he looks as though he’s made of plas­tic – and that’s ex­actly the look he’s af­ter. He’s the Hu­man Ken Doll, af­ter all. Ro­drigo, a for­mer flight at­ten­dant from Brazil, has dropped an eye­wa­ter­ing £450 000 (R7,65 mil­lion) so far on a whop­ping 60 plas­tic surg­eries in his quest to look like Bar­bie’s beau. Ro­drigo, who’s heir to sev­eral prop­er­ties in Spain’s Puerto Banús, was re­cently snapped frol­ick­ing on the beach with Danni Levy (31), star of Bri­tish re­al­ity show Life on Marbs, which fo­cuses on peo­ple who live and work in Mar­bella, Spain. The blonde bomb­shell main­tains her in­cred­i­ble physique is all down to a strict train­ing regime – but she’s able to give her med­i­cally al­tered pal a run for his money in the six-pack de­part­ment. With their match­ing blonde locks, glow­ing tans and su­per-toned bods, the duo look like Bar­bie and Ken brought to life in their skimpy black swimwear. Ro­drigo re­cently wanted to go un­der the knife again for a gas­tric by­pass – surgery usu­ally done only on dan­ger­ously obese peo­ple – to help him achieve his toy idol’s fa­mously toned torso. But Danni sup­pos­edly per­suaded Ro­drigo, who’s al­ready had six-pack-sculpt­ing surgery and pec im­plants, to get the look in the gym rather than the op­er­at­ing the­atre. “Since I de­cided not to have a gas­tric by­pass I’ve been fol­low­ing a diet and a strict gym regime with Danni while we’re film­ing an up­com­ing TV re­al­ity show [which is all about fit­ness],” the plat­inum-blond Brazil­ian re­cently told Mail On­line. With Danni’s guid­ance, Ro­drigo has been spend­ing up to two hours a day hit­ting the weights – and he’s so chuffed with the re­sults he bought his train­ing buddy a £1 000 (R17 000) wig from

Hu­man Ken doll Ro­drigo Alves and re­al­ity TV star Danni Levy, snapped soak­ing up the sun on a beach in Spain, look like Bar­bie and her beau come to life.

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