There’s committed, there’s fanatical and then there’s…well, Bryan Ray. It’s one thing to have something of a fascination with a superstar, but it’s something else entirely to dedicate much of your life to them. Or better yet, dedicate your entire appearance to them.
In the case of this particular chap, Bryan Ray decided at the tender age of 17-years-old that his obsession with Britney Spears really could only take one direction. Which in this instance meant embarking on a long, painful and expensive journey toward transforming his physical appearance to that of the iconic pop star.
Today, Bryan Ray is 31-years-old and recently confirmed that he has to date spent in excess of $80,000 on a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, in order to help him look a little more like his hero. From Botox injections to lip fillers to laser hair removal to teeth and ears and a nose job, he’s gone well and truly nuts trying to give his face a permanent makeover.
In addition, he continues to spend more than $500 every single month on preparations and topical treatments to keep his skin in good condition. He’s actually managed to meet Britney in-person three times along the way – her own thoughts and opinions on his transformation however remain a mystery.
Despite being well and truly consumed with his goal of looking as much like Britney as possible, Bryan has nonetheless managed to set enough time aside to set up and run a company that sells edible cannabis products.
“I love making modifications to my face and body with the art of plastic surgery, fillers & countless other cosmetic procedures. Ever since I was young there was something about Britney Spears and the qualities she had that I thought was the perfect package,” he said in an interview with the Daily Mail.
“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. In the beginning, I was trying to look like Britney Spears, my surgeons who designed my veneers asked me which celebrity smile I wanted to base mine on and it was hers. Now with my looks, I want to get into modelling, I love impersonating Britney Spears so I want to continue doing that and see where it takes me.”
Interestingly, he has said that for the time being at least, she is actually more concerned with holding onto a youthful appearance than he is making himself look like someone else.
“One of my primary goals is to preserve my youth for as long as possible, I don’t want any facial or body hair as it will age me,” he said.
“I’ve fully avoided wrinkles, Botox has been my best friend throughout my journey to prevent aging, even today people think I’m younger than I am.”
And it does seem to be working to a certain extent – we would have never in a million years guessed that the Bryan Ray in the picture at the top wasn’t a teenager!