Weeks after â€œhuman Barbieâ€ Valeria Lukyanova admitted to using Photoshop to emphasize her doll-like proportions, another European is hoping to claim the title.
Angelica Kenova, a 26-year-old model from Moscow, boasts a 20-inch waist, wears a size 32E bra and weighs just 89 pounds â€” making her the latest lady to bear a striking resemblance to the famous plastic stunner. She first made headlines in 2014, but a recent viral video by News Dog Media has brought her back to the international spotlight.
But unlike Lukyanova, and other one-time â€œhuman Barbieâ€ Alina Kovalevskaya, who both sought the unnatural proportions themselves, Kenova says it was her parents who actually masterminded her looks.
â€œGrowing up, my parents raised me like a princess and never let me go out, date boys or have the usual adult experiences,â€ says Kenova, according to news.com.au. â€œAs a result, I am not fit for real life â€” Iâ€™m like a living doll.â€
Her controlling parents began morphing their daughter into a living doll when she was 6, when her mother, Natalia, began buying Kenova collectible Barbie dolls and dressing up her daughter like one.
â€œMy mother was also very beautiful in her youth,â€ Kenova explains. â€œShe looked like Brigitte Bardot. She loved Barbieâ€™s slender beauty, golden curls, cute face and beautiful clothes, and urged me to be exactly the same.â€
Kenova spent her childhood posing in front of the mirror and putting on performances for her parentsâ€™ friends. She made it her mission to emulate Barbie, with the support of her parents.
â€œWhen I became a teenager, my parents hired a personal trainer who created an individual training program for me,â€ she explains. â€œHe has designed exercises which will help me tone my buttocks and hone my narrow waist.â€
Her five-day-a-week workout regimen includes two- to three-hour workouts, including a mixture of weight training and cardio. Kenova also jogs in the morning.
â€œMy personal trainer also advises me on my nutrition, although I do not want to reveal my diet â€” itâ€™s a secret.â€
The young model, who has an older brother named Roman, insists that her impossible proportions are au naturel. â€œI have never had plastic surgery,â€ she says. â€œCosmetic work is only necessary when an individual has serious faults with their face or body.â€
And Kenovaâ€™s resemblance to a doll isnâ€™t limited to just her appearance â€” it extends to all aspects of her life: At 26, she still lives with her mother and father, who never let the young woman out of their sight.
â€œMy mother and father donâ€™t want me to move out of the family home. Iâ€™m not even allowed to buy clothes without my mum there â€” she likes to choose attire that clings to my figure and emphasizes my good features,â€ she says. â€œMy mother also demands that she accompanies [me] on any dates. I have to book a table for three people so she can sit at the same table whilst my date and I have dinner. So Iâ€™ve never had a proper boyfriend. All the boys I know are just friends unfortunately.â€
Surprisingly, itâ€™s her parents who encourage her to pose nearly naked for raunchy photo shoots, and they are â€œproudâ€ of her accomplishments thus far.
â€œSince I was a child my parents styled me as a Barbie, so Iâ€™m glad that Iâ€™m equated to one. Barbie is the idol of girls around the world.â€
In addition to modeling, Kenova claims to be a child psychologist and a ballet dancer. But her real dream is to pose for Playboy, because Playmates are â€œvery beautifulâ€ â€” and she has her parents to thank for making sure that she turned out this way.
â€œI really love my family and I donâ€™t want to upset them,â€ says the model, who seems to be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. â€œIf I ever decided to live apart or do something against their will, it would be a scandal!â€
Still, Kenova does have high hopes of finding true love â€” someone whom her parents will approve of.
â€œI am waiting for my one great, true love. I do not like sugary, cute boys. Iâ€™m interested in brutal men whose eyes reflect their strength and pride,â€ she explains. â€œI also like men who are not vain or absorbed in their appearance â€” that is very unattractive. My future husband will be very career-driven too.â€