Las Vegas Elvis Presley impersonator JESSIE GARON has undergone $15,000 (GBP9,375) worth of cosmetic surgery to look just like his hero - and the transformation has landed him a pictorial in PLAYGIRL.

Garon, who changed his name to pay tribute to Elvis' dead brother, has had his chin re-sculpted and fat taken out of his stomach and put into his lips, among other things.

And now the singer, 32, who is one of Las Vegas' top attractions, is posing wearing just body paint in the upcoming edition of ladies magazine Playgirl.

He says of his surgery, "I wanted people to think that they were seeing a freaking ghost."

11/11/2003 09:44