We've seen plenty of plastic surgery nightmares, but these people had plastic surgery surgery dreams—and they made them come true. To haters they may look like a bunch of freaks, but that's just how they like it. Here are five people who went to extremes to stop looking like a person. (You can't really blame them, people are kind of the worst.)
1. Cat Lady
Jocelyn Wildenstein became known as Catwoman after subjecting her face to millions of dollars' worth of plastic surgery to look like an exotic wildcat. The feline modification was supposed to please her billionaire husband who loved big cats, but it backfired and he divorced her in 1997. Despite what you'd think, Wildenstein is reported to think her look is purrr-fect. Meow.
2. Leopard Man
Tom Leppard (born Tom Woodbridge) was an ex-British soldier who spent over $7,000 trying to look like a leopard. Before passing away at age 82, Leppard held the Guinness World Records for most tattooed man and most tattooed senior citizen. He had 99.9% of his body tattooed in yellow with black spots. It looks like his tattoo artist left no stone (or ball) unturned.
3. Barbie Girl
Valeria Lukyanova is a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world. The Ukranian woman has become marginally famous for making herself look like the plastic blonde bombshell. Lukyanova says one of the biggest misconceptions about her is that she's had a bunch of plastic surgeries to look like a doll. She might not know what the word misconception means, but she's very happy looking like an inanimate object.
4. Lizard Man
Erik Sprague, a.k.a. The Lizard Man, spent over 700 hours getting green scales tattooed all over his body. To complete his lizard look, he got a surgically bifurcated tongue, filed teeth, and sub-dermal implants in his eyebrows. “There’s no real easy way to explain why I did it,” he says. “I can simply say because I wanted to, but I understand why that’s difficult for people because it’s hard for them to grasp doing something like this. But I say, if it doesn’t hurt anyone else then just respect the choice.”
5. Parrot Man
In 2016, Ted Richards legally changed his name to Ted Parrotman, and it's the most logical thing he's done in a while. He's had both of his ears removed, his face and head tattooed with feathers, his tongue split in half, his eyeballs tattooed, and over one hundred piercings applied, all to try and look just like one of his beloved parrots. Parrotman told The Telegraph, "I think it looks really great. I love it. It's the best thing that has happened to me," and "I am so happy it's unreal, I can't stop looking in the mirror."