Independent- A Justin Bieber lookalike who spent $100,000 (£65,000) to look like his idol has been found dead in a motel room, his representative has confirmed.
Toby Sheldon was reported missing on 18 August and was last seen in West Hollywood. The 35-year-old’s body was discovered in a room in Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley on 21 August.
The circumstances of his death are unknown and no cause of death has been given, according to Deadline. Drugs were found in his room, a law enforcement official was quoted as telling TMZ.
Describing his decision to undergo plastic surgery, he said: “What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips and spacial framing. [He’s] just extraordinarily beautiful.
He told TLC in 2014: “Some people buy fancy cars or fancy mansions. What I do with my money is I get surgery to look more like Justin Bieber.”
And there he is, Toby Shelton, the cautionary tale of why you should never live outside of your means. I am not even talking about finances. I have no idea what Toby Shelton's bank account looked like. I do, however, know that he was in a Motel 6 when he died and that's about the most un-Bieber place in the entire world. There are child laborers in sweat shops that would rather pick up another shift than take up hostage in a $60 a night motel room. The irony here is that if the actual Justin Bieber was in a Motel 6 he would probably kill himself too. You know why? Because that would mean that he somehow became Toby Sheldon. Being Justin Bieber isn't just about looks, it's a lifestyle. A lifestyle that undoubtedly doesn't include stops at a Motel 6, no matter how long they leave the light on for him.
You got to be covered in bad ass tattoos. Have 6 pack abs. Fly in private jets. Fuck a new smoking hot girl every day of your life. Without all of those things you just become a super flat chested dyke. In this case, a super flat chested dyke that looks like they spent every cent of $100,000 on facial augmentation. I should probably be a little more remorseful for a guy that just passed away, but I just don't have it in me. If your dream is to look exactly like someone else then you have a limited amount of time on this Earth anyway. It was a never ending reach for an unattainable goal, and I'm glad he's finally been put out of his misery. He's in a better place now. A place that isn't dominated by plastic surgery and some creepily composed grin. I appreciate that he stayed true to his idol by overdosing on drugs, but would it have killed him (no pun intended) to do it in a Hilton? This isn't just your legacy we are talking about Toby, it's the legacy the man you patterned your face after. Couldn't at least give me a Bieber-esque scene for the Grand Finale? Dude looked like Bieber, but he lived like a bar-back. That's never a recipe for success.