Tobias Strebel, the 35-year-old guy who spent over $100,000 on plastic surgery in an effort to closely resemble Justin Bieber, has been missing for five days.
Strebel’s friend, Mel Espinoza, filed a missing persons report to the Los Angeles Police Department on August 18 – last Tuesday. The LAPD doesn’t suspect any foul play, but believes his disappearance is linked to a recent break up with his boyfriend.
Espinoza claims he’s never done something like this before. In a statement to ABC7 this past Sunday, he says, “This is very unusual for him to be missing.”
The Justin Bieber lookalike first appeared on E!’s Botched in 2014, where he was able to simultaneously show off his looks and gain a following for his music. So, Tobias’s ultimate goal is not only to look like a youthful Biebs, but also to mirror his [pre-marijuana-smokin’] career as a successful musician.
Strebel was last seen in West Hollywood while driving a gray 2009 Toyota Camry.