Meet Paulo Henrique dos Santos. He’s probably the only person in the world who can say “It isn’t easy being green” and actually mean it.
In a sad but (mostly) funny story, Paulo got stuck looking like the jolly green giant after a botched body painting. See, Mr. dos Santos is a huge Avengers fan and during a local costume competition he decided to Cosplay as The Hulk.
I dunno what the result of the competition was, but I can tell you that Paulo got some lasting impressions. Post competition…he discovered that green paint he dumped on his skin wouldn’t come off.
“I spent hours in the bath trying to get this makeup and nothing. I had to ask for help from my girlfriend. The worst is that the paint shows no sign of giving away. The product is impregnated in my body. Even rubbing soap, still green. … I was happy to run in my community and show the world that we have good here, and disclose my work as a singer. Now I’m very sad, not knowing what to do. I am embarrassed by this situation.”
First of all, am I the only one thinking… is that really his girlfriend or mom? Second, what’s so bad about being green when there’s profit to be made? Dude could fly to L.A. and have a career as one of those street heroes at Grauman’s Chinese Theater that charge for photos with the public. He’d easily make some green (cash I mean) showcasing himself as The Hulk, Blanka (he is from Brazil, so…), The Jolly Green Giant or any other green skinned icon.
Dos Santos would eventually get rid of the paint, but it took him a full day’s worth of scrubbing and enough solvents and cleansers to strip an ocean liner.