Angelica Kenova is the latest in a string of Russian and Ukranian women dubbed “Human Barbie” or “Real-Life Barbie” by both themselves and observers fascinated by their stories. But Kenova’s story is somewhat different from those who’ve come before her. Previously, Valeria Lukyanova admitted to manipulating Photoshop in order to achieve her looks; before that, Alina Kovalevskaya was the Human Barbie for a time. According to Angelica, though, it’s her parents, and not her, who are to blame for turning her into a toy.
Kenova says she has never had plastic surgery, and that her appearance is completely the result of “parental micromanaging.” What sort of micromanaging? In the 26-year-old’s own words,
I should be independent but my parents insist I still live with them. They don’t want me to move into my own place and I am still dependent on them financially. I’m not even allowed to buy clothes without my mum there–she likes to choose attire that clings to my figure and emphasize my good features.
Allegedly, this has been the case for Kenova’s entire life–since well before the was a legal adult.
According to Angelica, her measurements are those of a human barbie: she claims a bra size of 32E, a waist 20 inches around, and a weight of just 89 pounds. “While I was growing up,” she says,
my parents raised me like a princess and never let me go out, date boys or have the usual adult experiences. As a result, I am not fit for real life–I’m like a living doll. My mother and father, Evegniy, have been overprotective all my life. Some parents practically chuck their child out of the family home when they reach the age of 18 but not mine.
This story would be creepy enough even without Kenova’s attitude toward her appearance and outlook. She doesn’t sound as if she has any resentment toward her parents for keeping her on this path her whole life; on the contrary, Kenova says her dream, now that she’s well over the legal age, is to become a Playboy playmate. Because Playboy Playmates are “very beautiful,” and she has her parents to thank fort both her own beauty and her atittudes toward it:
My parents are so proud of me today and they encourage my modeling work. 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….I really love my family and I don’t want to upset them. If I ever decided to live apart or do something against their will, it would be a scandal!” Kenova said. “My parents have kept me in a glass palace all my life but one day hopefully, I will be able to break free. It is never too late to start an independent life!
So: Angelica Kenova is the newest Human Barbie–for now. The line is getting somewhat disturbingly long.
(Photo credits: Angelica via FB)