A 22-year-old Canadian actor Saint Von Colucci has died after spending $220,000 on 12 plastic surgeries to like BTS’s KPOP star Jimin.
Jimin is a member of The Bangtan Boys, BTS, a popular South Korean boy band.
According to Daily Mail UK, Colucci went for plastic surgery so as to feature as Jimin in a forthcoming series for a US-based streaming platform.
The 22-year-old actor, however, suffered complications from jaw surgery and was confirmed dead at a South Korean hospital on Sunday.
Colucci was said to have developed an infection from the jaw implants and due to complications, he was intubated before he died hours later.
Eric Blake, Saint’s publicist, said the actor was aware of the risks associated with cosmetic surgeries but still wanted to get them.
Blake disclosed that Saint wanted to reshape his square jawline and chin into more of a V-shape and transform himself so he could resemble Jimin.
He said the Canadian actor moved to South Korea in 2019 to try and break into the music industry.
The publicist said Saint “felt very discriminated against his Western looks” and was insecure about his face and appearance because he wasn’t getting roles.
Blake added that the actor had undergone twelve cosmetic procedures over the last year – including jaw surgery, implants, facelift, a nose job, an eye lift, eyebrow lift, lip reduction, and other minor surgeries.
“It’s very tragic and very unfortunate. He was very insecure about his looks,” he said.
“He had a very square jawline and chin and he didn’t like the shape of it because he thought it was too wide and wanted a V-shape, the shape many Asians have.
“It was very hard for him to get a job in South Korea, and he felt very discriminated against because of his Western looks.”
Last year, he was reportedly cast in the Korean drama series ‘Pretty Lies [Cogimar]’, which was filmed from June until December.
The drama series is set to air on a major US streaming platform in October.