A New Human Barbie? When Will This Trend Fall Into Oblivion?

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Meet Andressa Damiani from Brazil, a brand-new version of the human Barbie doll who joined the ranks of young women in the social media parade of mimicking the over-marketed toy.
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The Brazilian claims her appearance is all-natural. Doesn’t it sound fallacious to call oneself a natural…doll? The girl is proud of the fact that she hasn’t gone under the knife or starved herself to look skinny. Millions of Brazilians living on a brink of poverty should also take pride in her achievements. Anyway, the self-proclaimed embodiment of naturalness uses a ton of face powder, eyeliner, mascara, as well as fake lashes and push-up bras to get the so-called natural look. Taking into account that she’s also a fan of hair extensions, which match her bleached locks, and blue contact lenses, the Barbie doll lookalike seems more like a modern-day Frankenstein’s creation. What’s more, she errily seems to actually be both Frankenstein and his monster.
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The 23-year-old gained initial fame in her native city of Blumenau where she was called ‘Elsa’ for looking like the ultra popular Disney character. ‘Yet another Elsa’, you’d say. Yep. Recently, only Kim K seems to have more lookalikes than the princess with freezing powers. However, the girl decided to choose the path of a Barbie doll lookalike. Even-Steven.
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“I’ve also met strangers telling me they are disgusted to look at my face and they fear me when they see me walking past. People run away when they see me,” the human doll confesses sadly. I can help but believe it and I feel sorry for passers-by who fell victim to the ‘natural beauty.’ Have you ever had a chance to meet a clown who dusted their face with powder to set the makeup? Now take a look at any of Andressa’s selfies. Millions of humans have acquired a fear of clowns at tender age. In my estimation she is pretty scary looking – maybe the leader of the Clown Posse. So maybe what we need here is for Andressa to call it a day as a Barbie and throw in with the clown crowd. At least, clowns don’t claim to look natural.
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Ask any sane person, be it an expert in human anatomy or a taxi driver, whether Barbie’s body dimensions are physically possible for a normal human to achieve and they would think you’re nuts. Valeria Lukyanova from Ukraine, Angelica Kenova and Lolita Richi from Russia, Hannah Gregory from South Korea, Dakota Rose from the US, and dozens more women believing that looking like a human doll is the only effective way to get famous, including Andressa, don’t agree. No matter how dangerous and also ridiculous this trend seems, these ladies from all over the globe represent the world better than the United Nations. It may be a good idea for the Barbie doll manufacturers to organize a global summit with all the lookalikes standing for their countries – the Big 8 turned the Big B.
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A scientist who will invent a vaccine against young women’s obsession to get artificially enhanced looks of a doll deserves being awarded the Nobel Prize. In fact, a preoccupation like this can be a sign of an actual disorder called dysmorphic syndrome. It is characterized with constant anxiety and concerns about one’s own real or perceived flaws that a person wants to fix or hide. Let just call it what it is – a severe identity crisis that probably requires the intervention of a psychiatrist.
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But should women like Andressa Damiani be poked fun at? This is exactly what I’m doing at the moment. To repent, I must admit that the social media mania manifested in billions of selfies as well as airbrushed magazine covers all fuel an extremely unrealistic view of female beauty. The world’s obsession with the fifteen-minutes-of-fame concept raised by Andy Warhol so many years a go also contributes to the increasing desire to stand out even by means of looking like a piece of plastic.
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Real-life Barbies have hordes of Instagram followers who love them…and who hate them. Who pay attention to them. It’s tragic that turning oneself into a doe-eyed, porcelain-faced, and thin-waisted object may be the only way for these girls to create a sense of acceptance and belonging. A false sense of being noticed in the age of alienation and bogus social media representations. Can we be brutally honest and call it what it is – a very sad freak show!
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