A recent trend has taken over the world by storm, where young men and women are dedicating their lives to transforming themselves into living dolls. Some have even pledged allegiance to the doll life, making it their sole purpose of living. Leading names include; Valeria Lukyanova, Rodrigo Alves, and Angelica Kenova among others.
These daring individuals enjoy a huge following with their uniquely strange yet captivating features. Drastic measures have been taken to attain and keep their looks including plastic surgery and hypnotherapy sessions, with the individuals in question spending tons of cash on ‘Barbification’ procedures.
While some may argue their features are a bit extreme, enough to catch the eyes but not so to solicit an attraction, thousands are taking their advice by heart, promising increased numbers of human dolls in the near future.
Here is a quick preview of fifteen daring individuals that have shot to fame by transforming themselves into living Barbie dolls.
15 Lhouraii Li
23 year old Lhouraii Li from Bradford is a nail technician, evident from her conspicuous nail art, whose fashion sense is inspired by popular doll sensation Barbie, fairies, Disney princesses, unicorns and anime cartoon characters.
Once a gothic child, Lhouraii is now fully obsessed with the doll lifestyle that she cannot be seen without it. She takes up to four hours daily in makeup routines, an exercise she says doesn’t tire her. Among her beauty secrets are at least 14 layers of fake eyelashes and circle lenses that make her eyes appear larger. She went ahead and shaved her eyebrows, drawing them a bit higher so as to accommodate her doll eyes. Lhouraii Li shares her makeup tutorials on Youtube and goes by the handle LIGYARU.
14 Jenny Lee
Jenny Lee came into the spotlight after being featured in Oprah Winfrey’s show back in 2004. At 28 years of age, she had undergone 26 procedures among them liposuction and lip implants because of her plastic surgery addiction. Oprah had then likened her to a ‘Barbie doll’. Years later after being sought by Oprah: Where are they now? from her popular talk show, Jenny Lee had gone under the knife 33 more times before turning 30.
Jenny lee was later diagnosed with a chronic pain syndrome, Fibromyalgia, which resulted in a weight gain battle, one that she claims drastically shot down her self-esteem.
13 Sarah Burge
This former playboy model has had more than 300 cosmetic procedures at over 3 million dollars. The 55-year-old British mother of three caught the public’s attention after she gave her daughter Poppy, breast surgery vouchers to be redeemed upon her turning 18, when she was only seven years old. In addition, she gave her 15-year-old daughter Hannah Botox injections claiming they were given on medical grounds.
She was featured on a popular reality series Botched where she requested the doctors for anti-aging procedures for her hands and a facelift, a request that was later denied. Sarah Burge’s surgery addiction stemmed from an earlier abusive relationship where she had been brutally attacked by her boyfriend, eventually disfiguring her face.
12 Rodrigo Alves
Air steward Alves is known to have spent well past $250, 000 on plastic surgeries, among them four nose jobs, jaw reconstructions, eyelifts, leg and back liposuction, cutting his mouth to widen his smile and a Follicular Unit Transplantation to help take care of his hair loss as a result of aging. He once risked paralysis after a procedural mishap that resulted in gel leakage inside his body.
The 31-year-old Brazilian born who had been branded ‘New human ken doll’ is an image consultant for men, an occupation he describes as giving back to society. He was diagnosed with Body Dysmorphia, a condition that is associated with physical trait dissatisfaction.
11 Blondie Bennett
Goodbye plastic surgeries, hello hypnotherapy! Blondie Bennett, the 38-year-old has dedicated her life to transforming her body into an actual doll. She went ahead and took a step higher by attending weekly hypnotherapy sessions that claims to plunge her into a deep relaxed state, unlocking her unconscious mind. She does this to lower her IQ, in a bid to perfect her transformation. She started her obsession at eighteen after being employed in a toy store to act as a Barbie lookalike salesperson.
Unemployed, Blondie Bennett gets her funding online through her fan page where she appeals for donations towards her transformative cause. Blondie has also had her fair share of surgeries, among them five breast augmentations and regular Juvederm and Botox face filling.
10 Celso Santebanes
Sadly, Santebanes succumbed to bacterial pneumonia at the age of twenty at the Federal University of Uberlandia Clinical Hospital. He had been battling with leukemia for five months, a diagnosis he came to know of while on a hospital visit to treat a leg infection from a Hydrogel filling procedure.
It is alleged that he spent close to 50, 000 dollars on plastic surgery. Shortly before his death, he had released his own line of dolls that resembled him. Celso underwent procedures to alter his face, nose and lips including having Silicon chest implants. He had dedicated his last few months to his health after publicly revealing that he no longer was concerned with aesthetic issues.
9 Heidi Montag
Heidi got her popularity from MTV show The Hills. She is also a fashion designer and singer. Born on September 15, 1986, Heidi has perhaps stunned many with the fact that at 23, she had 10 plastic surgeries in a single day.
She was featured on The View where she opened up about the challenges she faced as a result of her surgeries. Having been convinced by a plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Frank Ryan, Heidi agreed to do a body transformation after feeling insecure.
Famous for her bikini body, Heidi has breast augmentation, liposuction, a brow lift, ear pinning and a nose job on her list of surgeries. However, she recently reduced her breasts from a size F-cup to a C-cup after facing health complications including neck and back pain.
8 Dakota Rose
Dakota Ostrenga, born on September 19th, 1995, is a Youtube human doll sensation. Also known as Kota Koti, she offers tutorials on beauty and fashion to her fans. Her sense of style that mimics a Japanese anime character has seen millions of young women worldwide view her as their fashion icon.
She dismisses all claims of surgery adding she only uses makeup tricks such as circle lenses and tinted moisturizer to get her doll look. In a recent series on Youtube videos however, titled, ‘The real Kota Koti’ brought outrage among some of her fans after claims of her being a “fake” and using Photoshop to alter her looks.
7 Venus Palermo
Also known as living doll, Venus Isabelle Palermo is yet another Youtube fashion and beauty sensation. She dedicates most of her time offering tutorials on how to attain that perfect doll look. This young celebrity is indeed a living doll, with perfect large eyes, a delicate nose, a tiny centered mouth and pale skin. Owing to her unique features, humble nature, and fashion sense, she has been attracting a large fan base. Some of her advice includes use of plastic sheen powder, white eye shadow and circle lenses.
6 Anastasiya Shpagina
Ukrainian teenager Anastasiya Shpagina has grown popular for her anime features, including large eyes, maroon dyed hair, a tiny waist and small pout. She goes by a Japanese name, Fukkacumi on social media.
Anastasiya, who is quite close to Valeria Lukyanova as seen on her VK page uploads, claims she has not had any surgeries yet, but credits her look to long hours of makeup and a special diet consisting of honeydew.
She however, wants to have work done on her eyes to make them look bigger and a waist reduction procedure.
5 Alina Kovalevskaya
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, she is a college student studying psychology. Alina Kovalevskaya possesses striking features among them long slender legs, porcelain skin, long hair with which she has been spotted adorning different colors among them a blonde shade, and large doll eyes. She also avoids direct exposure to the sun so as to maintain her porcelain skin. She too has had no surgeries so far and only wears special contact lenses to emphasize her look.
4 Justin Jedlica
Justin Jedlica or the ‘Human Ken Doll’ is a Slovak-American who has had 190 cosmetic procedures and counting. The 34-year-old model has undergone a cranial brow lift, abdominal and calf implants, 5 rhinoplasties, sub-pectoral and thigh implants, lip augmentations among others. He even risked blindness by having an operation done on his forehead to remove his Julia Roberts veins. He currently offers advice on surgical transformations to those seeking a similar path to his. Bent on perfection, Justin Jedlica, promises more transformations in future.
3 Valeria Valeryevna Lukyanova
Born in Moldova, Valeria Lukyanova is a Ukrainian model better known as human Barbie. The 29-year old had once dressed in gothic clothing, which is big contrast to her current look. Her popularity has been dropping after some of her interviews sparked racist claims.
Apart from her Barbie features, i.e. large blue eyes, an extremely tiny waist and long legs. Valeria even undergoes hydrotherapy and is allegedly 60% Barbie. Valeria is currently working on a food free diet where she will only be relying on solar energy for survival. She claims to have not had any cosmetic procedures which has sparked quite the controversy as her fans notice a big difference from her younger pictures to her look now.
2 Lolita Richi
New teen Barbie Lolita Richie has grown famous on VK, a Russian social media platform for her 20-inch waist and 32F bra size despite her age. She claims to be the ultimate human Barbie and that her features are purely genetic with no surgeries or Photoshop involved. She enjoys admiration for her features from women and men alike, especially on Russian social media. Once a Goth growing up too, Lolita enjoys full support from her 33-year-old mother who is also her photographer. She was born in Kiev, Ukraine and looks forward to being a psychologist after graduating.
1 Angelica Kenova
This 26-year-old from Moscow has become the new Barbie sensation. From as early as six years old, her parents forced her to look and live like a Mattel doll; she even had a personal trainer at sixteen. She weighs 89 pounds, has a 20-inch waist, size 32E bra and long legs. She still lives with her parents and has her life carefully choreographed including the clothes she wears, a fact she seems the least bit disturbed about.