The word “beautiful” is thrown around quite often, as if it’s nothing, but have you ever stopped to think what it really means? In the dictionary, “beautiful” is described as “pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.” However, what’s pleasing to one person may not necessarily be pleasing to the other, so we struggle to make a true judgment over something so subjective. There is one woman, however, who has taken on the challenge of being the “Human Barbie,” and she’s deemed so beautiful her parents don’t let her go outside.
The Human Barbie
There is no denying that the Barbie doll is one of the most famous dolls in existence. With her blue eyes, her blonde locks, her slim waist, and her thin legs, the doll has often been ridiculed in the past for her unnatural depiction of the female body.
However, it seems as though there is one girl in the world who has been able to achieve this look because this “Human Barbie” has been deemed so beautiful her parents just won’t let her outside…
The girl in question
To truly understand this story we need to learn a little more about the girl in question. Who is the Human Barbie? How did she get so beautiful?
Well, it seems as though Angelica Kenova has taken that title in more ways than one. The Moscow native has risen to fame as one of the most beautiful women in the world, and fans can’t help but compare her looks to that of the Barbie doll. Yet, it seems as though she not only looks like a living doll – her parents treat her like one, too.
Life growing up
Angelica is now 29 years old and boasts over 125,000 followers on Instagram, but back in the ’80s, she was just a young girl starting out in the world.
After her parents, Natalia and Evgeniy Kenova tied the knot in the 1980s, they were excited to welcome their first child into their lives. Natalia had been extremely beautiful herself growing up, and many people compared her to the famous actress, Brigitte Bardot. Because of this, she became obsessed with the concept of beauty, and especially the concept of the Barbie doll image.
A beautiful daughter
When Natalia and Evgeniy welcomed Angelica into the world, Natalia was over the moon to see that her daughter had inherited her beauty.
She could tell that her daughter had all of the makings to become a human Barbie with her blonde curls, her large eyes, her doll-like face, and her slender figure – and so her parents made it their mission to transform their daughter. Since making this decision, they have allegedly dictated every aspect of her life, from her clothing choices to her dating prospects.
However, Angelica’s parents maintain that their plan wasn’t sinister in any way. The human Barbie doll herself has noted that her parents treated her like a “princess” growing up.
She was sent to one of the most prestigious and expensive schools in Russia, and she was always given everything she wanted as a child. She was spoiled with the latest toys, and they always made sure that she had more clothes than she needed. Yet, things took an even stranger turn when she was just six years old…
Thanks to her own experience as a beautiful woman, Angelica’s mother was of the opinion that beauty would get her daughter far in life.
When her daughter was just six years old, Natalia began to collect Barbie dolls for her daughter, and soon formed a huge collection of these tiny-waisted dolls. As Natalia stared at the dolls on her daughter’s shelf, she decided to buy Angelica clothes that would replicate these looks. This continued as the years went by, and Angelica was soon encapsulated in the Barbie lifestyle.
Putting on a performance
As well as buying her daughter clothes that her Barbie dolls would wear, Angelica’s parents also allegedly encouraged her to take pride in her appearance and strut around with her blonde hair and her figure-hugging outfits.
After seeing how happy it made her parents, Angelica would make it her mission to become what her mother and father wanted of her. She would stand in front of the mirror to practice her poses for hours on end, and she soon earned her nickname as the Russian Barbie or the Human Barbie.
By the time that Angelica had reached her teenage years, she looked more and more like the Barbie dolls that sat on her shelf. However, her parents knew that she still had a long way to go.
Because of this, they hired her a personal trainer to ensure that she kept her body within the Barbie guidelines. The personal trainer was told to focus on making the buttocks more toned, and her waist even narrower. Today, she weighs just 91 pounds, boasts a 20-inch waist, and wears a 32E bra.
A huge workout
However, Angelica was not made to work out just a few times a week. Her workouts were and are incredibly intense, and require her to work alongside her personal trainer for a whopping 2-3 hours, five times a week.
She notes that this hard work is vital in maintaining her toned figure that resembles the Barbie doll, and that her trainer insists on incorporating cardio and weight training into her workouts. She also goes running during her own free time to keep up with her fitness, and to keep on top of her physique.
As well as training her in the gym, Angelica has confirmed that her personal trainer also teaches her about nutrition and goes into detail about nutritional advice.
However, when she was asked about the food that she eats and how often, she refused to comment and stated that “I do not want to reveal my diet – it’s a secret.” Despite the fact that many people do not believe this claim, Angelica has insisted that she has never gone under the knife to become the Human Barbie. It’s reportedly all natural.
Over the years, many people have asked Angelica about her secret to her supposedly natural beauty. She claims her looks are ll thanks to the care and attention of her parents, the work she puts in at the gym, as well as the love and affection from her fans.
With a huge following on social media, Angelica regularly receives support from people all across the world. She has also noted that smiling every day and remaining happy and in love with her body is the reason that she looks so beautiful.
Under their eye
Yet, it seems as though Angelica’s fame has come at a price, as she has allegedly had little to no freedom during her life. From a young age, her parents are said to have made every decision for her.
They have told her what to wear and what not to wear; they have pushed her in the direction of career moves; and she cannot leave the house without their permission. They wanted to protect their daughter from the outside world and the people in it, but did it all go too far?
Clinging to her body
Ever since she was a baby, Natalia has chosen her daughter’s clothes. However, this didn’t stop when she got older. As Angelica became more famous and made a name for herself as a model, Natalia took it upon herself to choose everything that her daughter would wear both in the house and during her photoshoots.
She would choose “attire that clings to my figure and emphasize my good features” and shows off the fact that she really does look like a human Barbie doll. Her parents also maintain that she can’t move out of their home.
A big dream
While she does not want to make her parents upset, Angelica does have dreams of her own. One day, she would like to take her modeling career to the next level and become a Playboy Bunny and live in the infamous Playboy Mansion.
Unfortunately, there is a part of her that knows that is not possible. She would love to move out of her parents’ house and be independent, but she knows it will upset them – and that’s the last thing she would want to do. She says she only wants to keep them happy.
Proud of her
Despite their reluctance to let her out of the house, Angelica’s parents are keen to get involved with her modeling career. They want her to succeed and become an international name, and they want her to be known for being the Human Barbie.
In fact, they are the driving forces behind her raunchy photoshoots and her Instagram posts, that often see the model in lingerie or showing off her assets. It’s been noted that Natalia and Evegniy are “proud” of these kind of photoshoots that involve their daughter.
Finding her Ken
No story about Barbie would be complete without adding Ken into the equation, but it seems as though Angelica hasn’t really had the chance to find the love of her life on her own.
Like many other aspects of her life, Angelica’s love life is kept under the control of her parents. Whenever Angelica is asked on a date, she is apparently only ever allowed to meet the man with her mother present. The model has to book a table for three and try to ignore the fact that her mother is on the date with her and chaperoning the whole thing.
Looking for love
Because of these dating restrictions, Angelica has never been able to find a man to call her own. Men have often been put off by the controlling nature of their parents, and Angelica has never had a real boyfriend.
It seems as though Angelica is upset about this fact. During an interview about her life, she noted that “All the boys I know are just friends unfortunately” and that she just hasn’t found a man in her life to treat her the way Barbie was treated by Ken. However, she’s still on the look out.
The man she wants
Despite all of the rules and regulations that surround her love life, Angelica is not downtrodden. She knows that she will find the man of her dreams one day, and she knows that she will find the “Prince” who will look after the “Princess.”
In fact, she already knows what kind of man she wants. She has noted that she does not like “cute” boys – but rather loves men who are strong and passionate about their career rather than what they look like in the mirror.
One of the main reasons why Angelica agrees to her parents’ demands is because she allegedly does not want to upset them. She loves her family more than anything, and she just wants to make them happy.
That’s one of the main reasons why she became the Human Barbie. She saw just how excited her parents were to see their daughter looking a certain way, and she wanted to continue making her parents feel that way. The last thing she wants to cause is a scandal among her family, and she knows it’s better to keep them satisfied.
A social media star
Today, Angelica is a social media superstar. While she is still living at home and following the intense restrictions of her family, she has managed to build an incredible career for herself both in Russia and abroad.
She is the encapsulation of the Human Barbie, and many companies, brands and photographers will pay good money to use her within their campaigns and photo shoots. Under the direction of her family, she also keeps her followers up to date with her life with her saucy photographs and her doll-like selfies.
Never too late
Although Angelica has enjoyed her life, she has noted that many people around the world may think her story is bizarre. She has lived under the rule of her parents, and she agrees that it’s not the healthiest of set-ups.
During one interview, she confessed that her parents have kept her locked up in a “glass palace” for much of her life, but that she wants to “break free.” In her eyes, it’s never too late to start living a life of her own as an independent person.
The inevitable truth
There really is no denying the fact that Angelica’s story raises a number of red flags. While every family’s business is their own, there seems to be a potential changing of the tide their life.
The only matter is when. As we mentioned, Angelica has stated a number of times that she has dreams beyond Russia. She has dreams beyond the confines of her home. Doesn’t it seem like an inevitability that she will soon move out?
Thicker than water
Angelica is already in her late 20s. She claims that the main reason she’s staying at home is because she doesn’t want to hurt her parents, and this is very understandable.
After all, there’s nothing quite as close as a bond that exists between a parent and their child. Clearly, Angelica’s parents have done a good job on their daughter, because she wants to keep them happy. But this leads us to the most obvious question of all.
If Angelica isn’t moving out of her house because she wants to keep her parents happy, why don’t her parents have the same empathetic approach?
In other words, if her parents know that Angelica wants to move out and follow her dreams, why don’t they allow her to do it? If they know that that’s what will make her happy, shouldn’t that be the most important thing in their eyes? Perhaps it just comes down to how badly Angelica wants it.
Her comfort zone
There is a lot to be said about breaking free of one’s comfort zone. Angelica says she wants to leave Russia to follow her dreams, but maybe she doesn’t want to do it badly enough, or she would’ve left home by now.
But maybe the situation is a bit more complex than that. Maybe Angelica wants to leave, but is also slightly scared about what leaving her home would mean. Perhaps the outside world is daunting in her eyes.
Leap of faith
These are very real, and very understandable concerns. How many of you have gotten to a point in your life where you had to make a choice between something that felt comfortable, and something that felt exciting and slightly nerve wracking?
The former is where your roots are built, and it’s certainly a nice place to come back to. But real change gets made when you take a crazy chance on the unknown. When you take a leap of faith.
The beautiful unknown
This might be the coolest element of this story. There is so much unfinished business in the trajectory of Angelica’s career, and she knows it too.
She has already enjoyed a vast wealth of success within the confines of her traditional life at home – so imagine what she could do once she’s let loose! The beauty of taking a chance on the world is not the fact that you know it will work out – it’s the knowledge that you tried.
The ultimate moment
Angelica may end up telling her parents that she wants to leave Russia, and if she’s is adamant about it, her parents will then have a choice. They can try to convince her to stay.
Or they can give their daughter a big hug, and allow her to spread her wings, like they know she’s been waiting to do all her life. The latter might be harder, but they’ll need to suck up those emotions so as to not make their daughter feel guilty.
Maybe Angelica is afraid that if she leaves her parents home, she may never end up coming back. Maybe she’s afraid she’ll get so sucked into the appeals and temptations of the glamorous life, and forget somehow where she came from.
She clearly loves her parents very much, and wants them to know that as well. Maybe she’s afraid that her parents are afraid of those very same things, and therefore doesn’t want to worry them.
If Angelica truly wants to try to become a star in America, whether it’s becoming a Playboy bunny, a model, or an actress, she’ll have to realize one thing. Her parents will always love her no matter what.
No matter how far away she goes, she’ll always have them to come back to when all is said and done. She’ll also have to understand that she can always come back home. Nothing is so set in stone that she wouldn’t be able to return to the way it was before.
Shaking things up
Life is all about experiences. Life is about taking chances, and giving your world a spin. Angelica grew up in a sheltered existence, catering to the whims of her parents, and trusting everything they said.
Up until this point, it has done a lot of good for her. But there are clearly things she is still missing, and this is the key point. One of the obvious examples of this is the pursuit of finding a romantic life partner.
Space is healthy
The fact that Angelica’s mother insists on sitting in on her dates is certainly unconventional, and it may be a tad overbearing. In order for her to meet her Prince Charming, she’s got to get herself out there.
Most importantly, she needs to feel a sense of freedom while talking to him so that she can be herself. As much as we love our parents, we all know how awkward it can be to flirt while they’re around.
All of that being said, we can’t wait to see what exciting surprises awaits Angelica as she continues to embark on this crazy quest called life.
She’s already a social media star, and something tells us that she’d be able to capitalize on that success in a larger market. If she truly wants to spread her wings, she’ll eventually do it – and if it makes her happy, something tells us her parents will be finally ready to sign off on such a venture.