A 23-year-old Canadian model knows something about “elf esteem” after having her ears surgically modified to look like the mythical creature’s.
In August, 2011, Melynda Moon decided to get an operation that would make her ears look like a character from her favourite book series, “Lord of the Rings.”
“The elegance of the elf ear is something I adore,” she explained on a YouTube video documenting the surgery.
Moon, who lives in Guelph, Ontario,
said the decision to change her ear to elf-ear was a long time coming. She
believes she was a fairy in a previous
“I have always been very close to
nature. Pointed ears are the most adorable thing,and I find the ‘elven’
attire is so elegant,” she said, according to International Business Times. “I have always had fantasies about what it would be like to be something other than human, so I decided to change my appearance to look supernatural.”
The doctors who performed the $408
surgery skinned the tops of her ear
cartilage,then skinned and cut pieces
from the tips to form points. These tips
were stitched together and removed a
few weeks later after the ear skin was allowed to fuse.
Moon admits that some parents have
used her to keep their kids on Santa’s
“Some people like to tell their kids to stop being bad because they know an
elf will tell Santa they’re being bad,” she said.
“Then their children see my ears and realize their parents aren’t joking.”
What do you think of her?……