There's a growing trend among young people where they try to look like a Barbie or a Ken doll. These doll wannabes spend thousands of dollars having cosmetic surgery procedures and sometimes surgery to fix the plastic surgery they've already had.
All this is done to look like a plastic, lifeless doll. It's funny because in some ways, the real dolls seem to have more life and humanity in them than the people aspiring to be dolls. For some, it's a point of pride when they claim they've come by their doll-like looks naturally, without any surgical enhancement.
These human dolls share their journeys with their huge followings via social media. We are transfixed and horrified as we look at them, and wonder how one's only goal is something so superficial. Is there anything behind those lifeless eyes? What do they give back to the world?
Find out for yourself and consider these fourteen individuals who have made it their life's ambition to look like a doll:
1. Blondie Bennett
Blondie Bennett has dedicated her life to transforming herself into Barbie, and even has weekly hypnotherapy sessions to make herself more easily confused and vacant.
2. Jenny Lee
Oprah called Jenny Lee a real-life Barbie doll when Lee appeared on her show in 2004 to discuss her addiction to having cosmetic surgery.
4. Sarah Burge
This human Barbie has had over 300 procedures, costing over three million dollars. She knows the secret of staying young is to have cosmetic surgery before you need. Burge has given her seven-year-old daughter over $7,000 in plastic surgery gift certificates. Her daughter probably wanted a doll or some attention, but vouchers are cool, too.
8. Anastasiya Shpagina
Anastasiya considers herself less of a Barbie doll and more of an anime character come to life. In fact, she has a special name — Fukkacumi — for her Japanese social media. Barbie would not be pleased.
9. Justin Jedlica
This human Ken doll has had over 100 cosmetic procedures and considers himself an artist and a pioneer of the modifiable male aesthetic.
10. Angelica Kenova
"Growing up, my parents raised me like a princess and never let me go out, date boys or have the usual adult experiences," said the 26-year-old Russian model in The Daily Mail. "As a result, I am not fit for real life — I'm like a living doll."
11. Dakota Rose
Dakota is a huge YouTube sensation who goes by the name Kota Koti. There has been some follower outrage lately, as Kota Koti has been accused of being fake and for using Photoshop on some of her images.
12. Lhouraii Li
This living doll spends hours every day perfecting her look, and uses special contact lenses and false eyelashes to give herself that wide-eyed doll look.
13. Lolita Richi
Lolita Richie claims to be the ultimate human Barbie, as she allegedly has had no cosmetic surgeries and claims her doll-like features are purely genetic.