Most girls, even if they considered themselves as tomboys, owned a small Barbie doll collection while growing up. While a lot of young girls saw the popular doll as an outlet for creativity by dressing it up and styling it’s hair (more like chopping), a few aspired to be like Barbie when they grow up.
Rachel Evans is among those girls who desperately wanted to look like the doll. After a series of unfortunate events in her life, she took the first step towards transforming her physical appearance to mirror Barbie.
The 46-year-old single mother from London, U.K began her journey towards becoming a living doll about 11 years ago after suffering from bouts of depression triggered by the loss of one of her sons at birth and a broken relationship. A grieving Rachel also battled anorexia and at one point weighed under 100 pounds.
“After that traumatic time, I was a broken woman and it showed,” explained Rachel.
During difficult times Rachel found solace in Barbie and it wasn’t long after that the once average mom with Gothic black hair turned to plastic surgery so she could model her appearance after the beloved doll.
“When I was 30, the reason why I started the quest to look like Barbie was I needed to kill off the gothic image, the old image. And I had this idea to look like a completely different person,” Rachel said in an interview.
Rachel has already spent over $25,000 for multiple reconstructive procedures including breast and cheek augmentation, face fillers, contouring, jaw tightening, and a nose job.
She also goes to the gym 5 times a week, runs 8 miles a day and lives on rice, chicken and tuna to maintain her tiny Barbie-like figure.
“I feel like Barbie, I think like Barbie and I am Barbie. I think me and Barbie are the same person. I am a human doll,” she told Daily Mail.
Rachel documents her life as a living human doll on her blog and has earned a spot on a few reality television shows including OMG: My Barbie Body, First Dates and Celebrity Botched Up Bodies.
Her new persona also helped her win the TFE Bikini Champion title in the over 35 category. She even a penned a book about her transformation titled Inside The Studio With Rachel.
She mentioned that she has no plans to stop altering her looks until she turns 80 years old.
“If you think it, feel it and believe it you are it. So I’m the Barbie,” said Rachel.
Rachel is still single but she’s holding out hope that a human Ken doll will find her and perhaps they can live happily ever after.
In the meantime, she’s content with recreating Barbie’s “frozen” look as a model and raising her son, Rees.
Here are some more photos of Rachel embodying her favorite doll:
If you’re interested in seeing more of Rachel, you can keep up with her through her Instagram account here.
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