This is a story that’s truly out of this world. Meet Anthony Loffredo, the “black alien” who’s undergone a mind-blowing transformation. But, believe it or not, his extraordinary appearance hasn’t won him acceptance everywhere he goes.
Loffredo has pushed the boundaries of body modification: he’s removed his ears and nostrils, filed his teeth to razor-sharp points, dyed them purple, and covered himself in intense tattoos. Despite these jaw-dropping changes, he sometimes feels like an outcast. Can you believe that?
“If I want to eat at a restaurant, sometimes the server says I can’t eat on the terrace,” Loffredo recently lamented.
Now, we’ve all heard of people getting lip fillers or going under the knife to change their looks, but Loffredo’s transformation is in a league of its own. He was once “miserable living in a body [he] didn’t belong to,” but now, his radical new appearance has given him newfound confidence. In fact, he’s even inspired others to embrace their unique selves!
But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
Loffredo admits, “It’s a fight every day, because every day you find new people who don’t understand, who want to judge. It’s life, not everyone understands everything. Like me, I don’t understand lots of things about lots of people.”
He believes we should all strive to be more understanding, as nobody knows what goes on inside another person’s head.
Despite facing judgment and a lack of acceptance, Loffredo remains unwavering in his passion for body modification. He’s even considering amputating one of his healthy legs! “It’s something really hard because I have a healthy leg, and an amputation is something big,” he said about the surgery.
Loffredo has always been fascinated by mutations and transformations, a passion that began at a young age. In his twenties, he decided to seriously explore the world of extreme body modification.
“I love getting into the shoes of a scary character. I often settle down somewhere and play a role, especially at night in the dark streets,” he said in 2021. “I explore the contrast between the role I play and myself.”
And he’s not alone in his pursuit of the extraordinary. There are others out there who’ve gone to great lengths to alter their appearances, like tattooing their eyeballs, splitting their tongues, or even surgically modifying themselves to resemble elves.
So, there you have it – the story of the “black alien” who’s defying societal norms and proving that even the most outrageous looks don’t always guarantee acceptance. But maybe, just maybe, his story will inspire us all to be a little more understanding and accepting of one another, no matter how out-of-this-world our appearances may be.