Would you turn yourself into a doll? Some women believe that this is the penultimate of beauty and have modelled themselves into becoming the ultimate male fantasy (or so they believe) – The Doll. MC investigated this phenomenon and found out that many women have gone through the lengths to turn themselves into a replica of a doll.
Rare it is to find a girl who wasn’t a fan of their dolls when they were little. Who didn’t have their Barbie or Polly Pocket to while away childhood play hours and keep them company? We understand the attachment to dolls but some women have taken it to another level. These women have had multiple surgeries and procedures done to them not to mention therapies that make the ultimate Barbie lifestyle ‘real’ to them. Superficial or simply an extreme form of feminine expression? Would we really want to live their fantasy lifestyles? Here are women who believe they do:
Valeria has become an internet sensation and the first thing that pops up whenever you search “human doll” on the internet. She models herself as the Human Barbie and has her same hair, eyes, features and even body proportions as the famous plastic blonde bombshell. Valeria has taken her obsession so far that in most images seen of her, it is difficult to tell the difference between her and a doll.
Valeria has loved Barbie since she was 5 and has continued her fascination with dolls into adulthood. Growing up in Ukraine, Valeria is married to her childhood sweetheart and has a master’s degree from the Odessa State Academy of Constructions and Architecture. In 2007, she graduated and entered a beauty pageant called the Ukrainian Diamond Crown, which main criteria was to feature contestants who have had undergone cosmetic surgery. Valeria won the contest and thus began her journey into transforming herself into a real-life human doll. She has not admitted to having any work done to her face and has recently attributed her svelte frame, with 34.6 -18.5 -34.6 measurements to strict dieting.
The Barbie-like Ukrainian also has some peculiar spiritual habits and beliefs. She has been quoted as wanting to transform herself into a ‘demigod’ and is a teacher at the ‘School of Out-of-Body-Travel’. She has also said that she wants to live on ‘nothing but sunlight and air’ and advocates strict dieting such as 4-month juice only detox diets as well as a diet of raw meat to achieve her unrealistic proportions which akin her to her demigod desires. Her strict spiritual beliefs are also linked to her wanting to live off solar energy as it is natural and is enough to sustain her to achieve a higher spiritual state.
Valeria’s commitment to looking like a doll comes complete with dying her hair a bleached, peroxide blonde, wearing clear blue contact lenses to cover her natural green eyes, and thick makeup to give her the doll-like appearance. She also weighs a mere 45kg for her 5’7 frame.
Other than making appearances as the Human Barbie Doll, Valeria has another similar doll-like friend named Olga Oleynik and they have plans of moving to America to advocate their ultimate Barbie Girl lifestyles.
Just as Valeria is trying to transform herself physically into a doll, there is another dolly-girl who is taking the transformation into a plastic toy even more seriously.
The doll-wannabe Blondie Bennett from California has taken her obsession into turning herself into a doll to another level by not just altering her appearance but she believes to truly achieve a full-on transformation, she has to do it from the inside out. The 38-year old hit the headlines when she revealed that she was using hypnotherapy to make her more easily confused and vacant. To say the least, her once a week sessions are turning her into the ultimate brainless doll.
She has also spent £25,000 on a total of five breast enhancement surgeries to take her to a whopping size 32JJ and she also officially changed her name to Blondie. The former model has been quoted to say, on her transformative obsession on Barbie “When people ask why I want to be Barbie I think ‘who wouldn’t want to be? She has the best life. All she does is shop and make herself look pretty – she doesn’t worry about anything.”
Text by: Shakila Rajendra