Man Addicted to Looking Like Justin Bieber Showcased on ‘My Strange Addiction’ | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

Man Addicted to Looking Like Justin Bieber Showcased on ‘My Strange Addiction’

As Justin Bieber makes news for his alcohol and drug use, struggling singer Toby Sheldon goes all in with his plastic surgery addiction.


A hundred grand flushed down the
toilet. Photo via

By John Lavitt


| Share

Justin Bieber has been all over the news in the past month for legal problems fueled by alcohol and drugs. Although Bieber’s troubles seem bad on the surface, they don’t compare to the twisted addiction of the ultimate Belieber, Toby Sheldon.

Profiled on TLC’s My Strange Addiction, the 33-year-old Los Angeles-based wannabe singer told his disturbing tale about how he has spent over $100,000 on plastic surgery to recreate Justin Bieber's youthful baby face. Sheldon has undergone over 100 procedures despite obviously failed results. His obsession points to an undercurrent of sickness that pervades today’s popular culture.

Sheldon seems to believe his addiction is perfectly normal: “When Justin Bieber got famous I was so jealous of him and his good looks - he had this baby face that I just really liked - I was, like, damn, that’s what I want to look like… Some people buy fancy cars or fancy mansions but what I do with my money is get surgery to look more like Justin Bieber.”

Sheldon’s transformation includes hair transplants, brow fillers, eye lid surgeries, lip expansion, and chin reduction. But he says that his surgeries aren't finished; Sheldon is determined to find a surgeon who will lower his forehead and inject him with six-pack abs. When asked at what point he will get off this merry-go-round of plastic surgery, Sheldon claimed with confidence that "nothing but death can stop me from looking like Justin Bieber."
In one scene, Sheldon walks into the office of a plastic surgeon who asks him whether he has considered counseling. But instead of answering, Sheldon Toby simply brushes off the question with a strange smile as he leaves: "I’ll move forward and find someone who will grant me the everlasting fountain of youth."

Here's a clip of Sheldon detailing his numerous procedures:

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 


This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv