Toby Sheldon is a 33-year-old man who has had more than 100 different plastic surgery procedures — spending more than $100,000 — to look like Justin Bieber. He’s profiled on Wednesday’s (Jan. 29) season finale of TLC’s “My Strange Addiction,” and Zap2it has the first look at Toby’s episode.
Sheldon is a songwriter who says he gets mistaken for the Biebs a lot (though after Bieber’s arrest, perhaps that’s not the best thing anymore). He takes it as a compliment, but as you can see in Zap2it’s exclusive clip, Sheldon’s friends and family aren’t as on board as he is. Friend of nine years Angie says her first thought when she saw his first procedure was, “Oh, it looks so weird.”
Toby and Angie go out to a bar, where they first ask bartender Kylie and later two fellow patrons who Toby reminds them of. After some awkward pauses and a few hair flips (Bieber doesn’t even have that hairstyle anymore, by the way), they eventually guess Bieber.
Says Sheldon, “I mostly get positive comments. If I do get a negative one, I mean, I still try to respond in a nice and polite manner. There is still some stuff to be done but I’m almost where I want to be at.”
In the episode, Toby’s friends and family try to get him to stop his Bieber fever before he turns into a plastic surgery nightmare.
“My Strange Addiction” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.