Woman spends more than R400 000 on surgery to look like a Barbie doll

PHOTO: Instagram/@opheliavanity
PHOTO: Instagram/@opheliavanity

Ophelia Vanity has spent more than $4 000 (R47 000) on a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to resemble the fashion doll.

In total, the 30-year-old has spent more than $35 000 (R414 000) to achieve her astonishing doll-like appearance, Daily Mail reports.

“I just think that Barbie is very iconic. I’m definitely not trying to be racist,” says Ophelia, who has Chinese heritage.

“There are dolls and Barbie’s, especially nowadays, of every height, skin colour and ethnicity, but I’ve always just been drawn to more of the iconic Barbie look.

“So that’s why I would like to look more Caucasian – to have more of the mainstream iconic look.

“I’ve needed this surgery for six years and a lot of people have teased or bullied me about my eyes, so I’m hoping the surgery will give me more confidence.”

Besides eyelid surgery, the blonde-beauty has had rhinoplasty and months of Botox and fillers.

And if that weren’t enough, The Sun reports Ophelia still intends to get breast and bum implants, bleach her skin, and is even considering removing four of her ribs to achieve a tiny waist.

Although the Barbie lookalike has more than 75 000 followers on Instagram, she still struggles with self-esteem issues, but is in the process of slowly building her confidence.

“I had anorexia when I was in high school. I'm definitely not anorexic anymore, but I don't think I have fully recovered because I'll always have low self-esteem in general about my body, but I also suffer from body dysmorphia disorder.

“The regular Botox and lip injections definitely help with my self-esteem. I lack self-esteem and I think that's also another reason why I try to look as much like a human doll as possible.

“It's one of the few things that does give me a bit of confidence,” Ophelia says.

Despite getting some nasty comments from internet trolls, the Californian native, who majored in political science and French at university, says people should never judge a book by its cover.

 "A major misconception that people have is that I'm 'delusional,' but this is simply my personal aesthetic," she told Life & Style.

“It'd be a much better place if people weren't so quick to stereotype and judge, and were more open-minded, understanding, and empathetic, whilst taking the time to get to know someone first before making false or hateful statements about them."

Sources: thesun.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, lifeandstylemag.com

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