Alves began the segment apologizing to his tailor, clarifying for the curious that he would no longer be needing his frequent services because "I had four ribs removed so I can do up my blazers without having to breath in or break buttons or have my blazers altered."
And if you're interested in what human ribs look like sitting unceremoniously in a plastic container, there's a treat for you in the video below. Host Phillip Schofield does his best to insert a graphic content warning, but by the time he gets the words out, the ribs are already on full display. It's okay, he reasoned, it's not that graphic.
And he's right! They look, interestingly, like any old ribs. Pork ribs, beef ribs, in the end all living beings are just a collection of delicious looking ribs. "Those are... those are my ribs."
Thank you for this teaching moment, Human Ken Doll.
Alves' goal isn't necessarily to look like a Ken doll, although it should be noted that Ken dolls also have very few ribs. Alves explained the motivation for his life of plastic surgery:
I love the way that I look. I like to stand out. I never had plastic surgery to look ordinary. I never had plastic surgery to look like the Ken doll. You guys gave me this nickname, which is fine, I have fun with it...
I'm perfect to my eyes. I love the way that I look. And I love myself.
"It can be a dangerous procedure," explained Alves, discouraging anyone in the audience from following his path. "I'm the only man in the world that has had the procedure done. But there are a few ladies that have [done it], they just don't talk about it." The procedure's big in Hollywood, according to Alves.
"It seems extreme," responded the host.
He seems to have recovered well from the traumatic events though, and is back to enjoying his life as the closest thing to a Human Ken Doll we'll ever get. Which is great, because he's our best chance at more of the life-affirming satisfaction that is seeing internal body parts sitting in jars on TV sets.