Who Is Justin Bieber Lookalike Toby Sheldon?

VVartanian on 13 Jul 2014 at 6:50pm

Toby Sheldon Holds Photo of Justin BieberBy now you probably know all about RealSelf member Toby Sheldon. If you've been living under a rock, he's the guy who spent over $100,000 on cosmetic procedures to more closely resemble (wait for it... ) pop idol Justin Bieber, who's nearly a decade and a half his junior. The 33-year-old LA-based songwriter recently made headlines when he debuted his horrible-but-catchy "The Plastics" music video back in May 2014, which featured two other surgery-obsessed celebrity lookalikes, Kitty Jay and Venus D'Lite.

Justin's solo verse went a little like this: "A Belieber from Day One. Couldn't take what age had done. Watched Justin's videos, imitated how he posed. Jealous of his perfect face, Wished I could take his place! Docs made my dream come true — now I'm Justin Number 2." 

The German-born songwriter is continuing to milk his time in the spotlight, most recently appearing on the July 13 episode of plastic surgery reality show Botched. While doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow refused to perform any more procedures for safety reasons, Toby tells RealSelf that he will eventually get them done by other doctors (even though his girlfriend threatened to break up with him if he does). 

Toby Sheldon in His Early and Toby Sheldon Now

Now if you want to get to know the man behind the Justin Bieber face, this is his story in his own words:

I was in my 30s getting Botox and fillers, and wanted to look like I was in my 20s. I brought pictures of Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, and male models into my surgeon, and he picked Justin Bieber saying, "This is a good look for you."The surgeon did an upper lip lift and a corner lip lift to correct the downturned corners of my mouth. This was to stop me from looking sad all the time. He also lifted my bottom lip to make it pout out a little and to hide the lower teeth that [commonly] show more with age. He also suggested a chin reduction, chin lipo, and fat transfer to my forehead, temples, lips, and under eyes for a more youthful look.

I was a little apprehensive the day of surgery as I was getting a lot done, but the recovery wasn't that bad. The first night, I woke up having a little panic attack because I was so bandaged up from the lipo and chin reduction, but that was it.  

The surgeon told me not to smile excessively with the lip lift, so I took it to the next level and didn't smile or talk for three whole weeks. So, of course you get a little depressed if you don't smile. The fat transfer also made my lips look duck-like for about four weeks, but it was worth it. Everyone wants to look younger! Instead of doing little things here and there that don't really work, I'd rather go under the knife.   

I haven't even told my parents — they live in Germany. A German TV station is coming here to shoot something about me, so they might see it on TV then. I don't really know how to bring it up to them, "Oh, by the way... I look like Justin Bieber!"

UPDATE: Toby's parents still don't know about his surgeries, despite all of the media coverage. "I want to tell them in person; I wouldn’t do it over the phone," he reveals to RealSelf. "Luckily, they don’t watch much TV and don’t get American channels, so they’re safely guarded from the shock!”

To learn more about Justin Bieber lookalike Toby Sheldon, read our exclusive interview!