Meet the Russian model whose parents turned her into a ‘human Barbie’ – New York Post

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Weeks after “human Barbie” 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 — 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.

Kenova’s parents began dressing her up as a Barbie doll when she was 6 years old.Photo: Facebook

But unlike Lukyanova, and other one-time “human Barbie” Alina Kovalevskaya, who both sought the unnatural proportions themselves, Kenova says it was her parents who actually masterminded her looks.

“Growing up, my parents raised me like a princess and never let me go out, date boys or have the usual adult experiences,” says Kenova, according to news.com.au. “As a result, I am not fit for real life — I’m like a living doll.”

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.

“My mother was also very beautiful in her youth,” Kenova explains. “She looked like Brigitte Bardot. She loved Barbie’s slender beauty, golden curls, cute face and beautiful clothes, and urged me to be exactly the same.”

Kenova spent her childhood posing in front of the mirror and putting on performances for her parents’ friends. She made it her mission to emulate Barbie, with the support of her parents.

“When I became a teenager, my parents hired a personal trainer who created an individual training program for me,” she explains. “He has designed exercises which will help me tone my buttocks and hone my narrow waist.”

Kenova maintains a 20-inch waist, wears a size 32E bra and weighs just 89 pounds.Photo: Facebook

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.

“My personal trainer also advises me on my nutrition, although I do not want to reveal my diet — it’s a secret.”

The young model, who has an older brother named Roman, insists that her impossible proportions are au naturel. “I have never had plastic surgery,” she says. “Cosmetic work is only necessary when an individual has serious faults with their face or body.”

And Kenova’s resemblance to a doll isn’t limited to just her appearance — 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.

“My mother and father don’t want me to move out of the family home. I’m not even allowed to buy clothes without my mum there — she likes to choose attire that clings to my figure and emphasizes my good features,” she says. “My 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 I’ve never had a proper boyfriend. All the boys I know are just friends unfortunately.”

Surprisingly, it’s her parents who encourage her to pose nearly naked for raunchy photo shoots, and they are “proud” of her accomplishments thus far.

Kenova’s parents hired her a personal trainer, with whom she works out for two to three hours a day, five days a week.Photo: Facebook

“Since I was a child my parents styled me as a Barbie, so I’m glad that I’m equated to one. Barbie is the idol of girls around the world.”

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 “very beautiful” — and she has her parents to thank for making sure that she turned out this way.

“I really love my family and I don’t want to upset them,” says the model, who seems to be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. “If I ever decided to live apart or do something against their will, it would be a scandal!”

Still, Kenova does have high hopes of finding true love — someone whom her parents will approve of.

“I am waiting for my one great, true love. I do not like sugary, cute boys. I’m interested in brutal men whose eyes reflect their strength and pride,” she explains. “I also like men who are not vain or absorbed in their appearance — that is very unattractive. My future husband will be very career-driven too.”