The Zombie Boy who underwent amazing make-up transformation for a commercial
With almost 80% of his body covered in skeleton tattoos, fashion model Rick Genest is best known by his stage persona Zombie Boy, but the Canadian artist hit the headlines for a different reason in an incredible video for Vichy’s Dermablend foundations. Genest is currently starring in the brand’s “Go Beyond the Cover” campaign. The video opens with an unrecognizable tattoo-less Rick with a flawless complexion. However, as he takes off his shirt and begins scrubbing with make-up remover, his extensive tattoos gradually begin to appear.
There’s no airbrushing, and the whole video was done in a single take. Dermablend says it took three makeup artists and four tubes of Dermablend Leg and Body Cover, along with Leg and Body Tattoo primer and setting powder, to take Genest from sexy zombie to cute, if not as remarkable, dude.
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The personal trainer who gained 40kg (88lbs) to understand obesity
Paul ‘PJ’ James, a high-fashion model and personal trainer from Australia, gains an extra 40kg (88lbs) of fat, quits all forms of exercise and documents his journey from 80kg (176lbs) up to 120kg (264lbs) and back again, as he sets out to understand obesity and how difficult it really is to go from fit to fat and back!
He ploughed through the junk food – up to 30 slices of pizza in one binge sitting – and the money. “It’s just very expensive to be unhealthy (…) “I used to spend about $80 on food a week. I could easily spend $300 now.” (Source)
The former skinhead who underwent 25 surgeries to remove his face tattoos
A former white supremacist gang leader has undergone months of painful laser treatment to erase hate-filled tattoos from his face. Bryon Widner, for years an “enforcer” for some of America’s most notorious racist groups, shunned his beliefs after marrying but struggled to get a job due to his appearance. He was so desperate to hide his tattoos he even contemplated using acid to disfigure himself but eventually found a sponsor for expensive laser treatment.
The process, which cost $32,400 (£20,233), was so painful that he had to be put under general anesthetic each time and it took 25 operations over 16 months before it was complete. Now his face is completely clear and scar-free and his hair has grown back.
All of these drug addicts use some drug called Methamphetamine or “meth” as everybody calls it. This drug has high potential for abuse and addiction, so when you take it once there is no turning back, you are just going to take more and more. The faces of these people show what chronic abuse of this drug can do to you. (Source | Via)
Prince created three projected images of Magee showing her face one decade from now after smoking a pack a day, drinking two glasses of wine a day, and indulging in sugar, cakes, junk food and refined carbs. (Source)
The work on her face was deemed a success although an effort to reattach hands to her injured arms proved unsuccessful – as her body rejected the new limbs. (Source)
In 1989, Close underwent sex reassignment surgery at Charing Cross Clinic in London, England. Afterwards, she appeared in an extensive photo spread in the Brazilian men’s magazine Sexy, and was subsequently voted the “Most Beautiful Woman in Brazil.”
Roberta’s Portuguese-language autobiography, Muito Prazer, Roberta Close (“Pleased to meet you, I’m Roberta Close”) was published in 1998. In it, she claims to have been involved with numerous American celebrities including Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, and Robert De Niro. It has not been published in the United States.
Close was involved in a lengthy legal judicial battle to challenge the Brazilian laws which prevented her from declaring her sex as female on official documents. On March 4, 2005, Roberta Close acquired legal status as a female in Brazil after Judge Leise Rodrigues de Lima Espiritu Santo of the 9th Family Court of Rio de Janeiro legally recognized Close as a woman. She was issued a new birth certificate by the Office of Public Records of the 4th district of Rio de Janeiro, which states that on December 7, 1964, a child of the female sex was born and was given the name of Roberta Gambine Moreira. (Source)