Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves can finally taste food after four years following new surgery

Rodrigo Alves has said he can finally taste food for the first time in four years after a new nose surgery.

The Human Ken Doll has now had his 70th surgery, including a nose job to help him breathe better and a controversial eye surgery which has given him "cat eyes."

But his 11th nose job has unlocked more than just his sense of smell – but also his tastebuds, after he spent four years unable to taste.

He said to This Morning Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "It’s been four years – I was living with my nose blocked, it felt like having a constant cold, not being able to taste food or wine properly.

Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves can finally taste food after four years following new surgery

Rodrigo talking to Holly and Phil
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Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves can finally taste food after four years following new surgery

Rodrigo showed off his new nose
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"My nose was a dead organ and I can finally breathe. It was a bacterial infection which destroyed my nose.

"I had to wait all this time, I flew all the way to Iran because they perform it [rhinoplasty] a lot out there. That’s where the best surgeons are for rhinoplasty."

Rodrigo then admitted he had put on a few pounds as he takes his "rest time very seriously," but the new tastes he experienced may also have helped.

He said: "I’m tender everywhere as you can see, I’ve put weight on,,, as I take my downtime very seriously.

Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves can finally taste food after four years following new surgery

He also showed the incision on his eyes after getting a cat eye surgery
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Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves can finally taste food after four years following new surgery

He said he inspired people to ‘reinvent themselves’
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"At least now I’m so happy that I can breathe, food tastes differenly so I have had lots of very nice food in Iran – food that I’ve never had before."

Rodrigo has now spent £600k altogether on his surgeries, and believes he is inspiring other to "reinvent themselves."

He added: "I’m a dreamer and I’m so lucky and blessed and fortunate I have been able to achieve those [dreams] by modifying myself and to transform myself to whatever I want to… I have inspired people around the world to transform and reinvent themselves."

This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.

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