But by the end of high school, he claimed his quirkiness led to him being admired, which further fuelled his desire to be different.He added: 'I was bullied as a child and as an escape I would submerge myself in fantasy movies like Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story, as well as other fantasy tales.'Over time things changed, older teens liked me because I was unique and that's what encouraged me to start turning what I felt on the inside into a reality.'I started with cosplay but it wasn't enough, I wanted to change to become my own perception of beauty.'At the age of 14, he was determined to undergo surgery to look more like an elf and six years later he went under the knife for the first time.He said: 'It was without anaesthesia, was very painful and meant I had to use eye drops and extremely black sunglasses, essentially I became like a vampire with extreme photosensitivity.'At first even watching stars in the sky was painful but three days later they felt normal again, I don't know how they affect my sight in future.'It hasn't turned to a crystal blue colour yet unfortunately they are currently a greyish colour, but I'm still hopeful as I have four more sessions left.'From his unusual looks, he's forged a career modelling and is even paid to make appearances as a real-life elf at events.
Tarvisio features include the parish church Saints Peter and Paul, built in the 15th century, as well as sceneries like the Fusine laghi mountain lakes.He is planning surgery to make his ears pointed, hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and a limb lengthening operation to make him 6ft 5in tall.