Songwriter Spends Thousands of Dollars on Surgeries to Become Justin Bieber

Leah Beckmann | October 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

An L.A. songwriter with a fear of aging and a love of thick forehead bangs spent his life’s savings transforming into a Ripley’s wax statue version of his idol, Justin Bieber. Five years and nearly $100,000 later, 33-year-old Toby Sheldon says his friends “even call me Toby Bieber.”

Sheldon has undergone several cosmetic procedures, including hair transplants, Aquamid injections, and most recently, a controversial surgery and waking life nightmare known as “smile surgery.” Sheldon said the smile surgery alone cost $15,000 and took over a month to recover from.

For his next trick, Sheldon will likely spend thousands on turning his tabby cat into an exact replica of Bieber’s abandoned capuchin monkey, OG Malley.