1. Max, 25, told reporters he’s spent $3,100 to transform himself into someone who looks Korean.
2. Max, who now goes by Xiahn, has had 10 plastic surgeries to his face.
3. He said the inspiration to transform himself into someone who looked more Korean came after spending a year in South Korea as a student.
5. South Korea has the highest rates of plastic surgery per capita in the world, with many Koreans going under the knife for all kinds of procedures. Brazil is close behind them, with the fourth-highest plastic surgeries per capita rate.
6. Xiahn told reporters that while he may look different, he still feels Brazilian.
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