‘Black Alien’ Looks Unrecognisable In Teen Throwback Photo From Before Extreme Transformation

Anthony Loffredo, better known as 'Black Alien', has shared a throwback photo of himself as a teenager before he began his transformation.
Credit: @the_black_alien_project/Instagram

The viral ‘Black Alien’ has shared a teen throwback picture from before he began his extreme body modification journey.

Anthony Loffredo is better known as the ‘Black Alien’, and once you see him, it’s not too hard to understand why.

His extreme body transformation has captured the attention of the internet.

But now, Loffredo has shared a throwback picture of himself as a teen from before he began his journey, and fans are saying he looks unrecognisable!

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Loffredo hasn’t just got lots of tattoos.

In his journey to realise his vision of becoming a ‘Black Alien’, he’s also removed parts of his nose, ears, and fingers.

He has ink over the majority of his body, including his eyeballs!

Loffredo also has a lizard-like forked tongue.

'Black Alien'
‘Black Alien’ recently revealed that he’s coming to the end of his body modifications. Credit: @the_black_alien_project/Instagram

Recently, he took to Instagram to show off his latest body mod to his 1.4 million followers – carving the word ‘alien’ into his scalp.

Speaking to the French paper Midi Libre, as per the New York Post, Loffredo has opened up about his motivations for starting the project.

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“From a very young age, I have been passionate about mutations and transformations of the human body,” he told the publication.

“I had a click when I was a security guard. I realised that I was not living my life the way I wanted. I stopped everything at 24 and left for Australia.

“I love getting into the shoes of a scary character. I often settle down somewhere and play a role, especially at night in the dark streets… I explore the contrast between the role I play and myself.”

'Black Alien'
‘Black Alien’ has removed parts of his nose, ears, and fingers as part of his transformation. Credit: @the_black_alien_project/Instagram

He also revealed on Instagram that he’s coming to the end of his body modifications, stating: “This project to which I gave everything, love, passion, determination, strength, has lost its meaning over the years.

“I did not expect it to have so much impact on the world, to be known I did not know how to manage it and my project has lost its meaning.

“One thing is for sure I no longer want to touch my body or take anything off or put anything on, I am putting an end to the modification of my body for the moment I no longer like this world.

“I’m going to finish my full black all over the body and finish for the moment like this. Goodbye body modification.”

'Black Alien'
The tattoo and body modification lover says he has given ‘everything’ to this project. Credit: @the_black_alien_project/Instagram

People have always been curious about how Loffredo looked before his transformation – and now, we’ve gotten some answers…

Speaking in a Channel 4 documentary, Loffredo had previously shown off that he used to be a ‘very sexy guy’.

“But I’m the same person! Same heart!” he continued. “But it’s not my body, my real body.”

And now, Loffredo has shared a throwback teenage snap of himself before he began his transformation.

In the unrecognisable image, he looks like a clean-cut teen, sporting a huge grin!

'Black Alien'
‘Black Alien’ has revealed what he looked like as a teenager. Credit: @the_black_alien_project/Instagram

Fans have been rather rude in the comments, with one writing: “His poor mother.”

Another adds: “It hurts to watch this transformation, I worry where your pain really is.”

However, others have shared a more positive view, with one writing: “You look way cooler now.”

Anthony’s caption reads: “13 years/35 years.

“A slave to the body of the free spirit. Free is the race of poets. To choose is to be free.

“Everyone is free, everyone has their convictions. The story continues.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.