|Other Eastern European women have claimed to be “Human Barbie dolls” before, but is there a new contender who could seriously take the title?
Twenty-six-year-old Angelica Kenova, from Moscow, claims that her parents have molded her into a real-life Barbie by managing every aspect of her life.
Kenova told the press that she still lives with her parents and depends on them financially. Her mother even picks out her clothing “to choose attire that clings to my figure and emphasize my good features,” she said.
But that’s not all her parents are controlling.
Her parents have also restricted her diet and dictated her exercise regimen, so although she wears a size 32E bra, she weighs just 89 pounds and has a 20-inch waist.
This Barbie’s parents won’t even let her find a real-life Ken on her own. Her mother, Natalia, accompanies her on all of her dates.
One thing that Kenova hasn’t had, however, is plastic surgery. This distinguishes her from the reigning “Human Barbie,” Valeria Lukyanova of Ukraine. Lukyanova has had multiple procedures to change her facial features and shrink her waist.
In fact, Kenova said she doesn’t need cosmetic surgery — “Cosmetic work is only necessary when an individual has serious faults with their face or body,” she said to the press, according to the International Business Times.
Many people would likely disagree with her views. In 2011 alone, Americans spent almost $10 billion on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and in 2012, there were 6.1 million Botox injections performed, which are the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S.
But Kenova’s look, natural or not, and her strange doll-like lifestyle, haven’t had any effect on her ambition. Kenova said that she wants to become a Playboy Playmate because they are “very beautiful.”
In the meantime, she also models.