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Parents Raise Their Daughter to Be a Real-Life Barbie

The iconic Barbie doll made its debut in 1959. Now, the parents of a 26-year-old model from Moscow not only made Barbie's beauty a standard for their daughter, they made it a requirement.

According to the New York Post, at age 6, Angelica Kenova's mother Natalia began dressing her daughter like Barbie. Kenova shares that she spent her childhood modeling clothes and putting on performances for her parents' friends.

When she hit her teens, Kenova's parents hired a personal trainer to ensure that she kept her Barbie figure. At 26, Kenova has a 20-inch waist, wears a size 32E bra and weighs just 89 pounds. While other women who have gained notoriety for being compared to Barbie, Kenova says she has not had any cosmetic surgery to achieve her ideal look. Instead, she works out with her personal trainer 5 times a week and follows a strict nutrition regime that she says is a secret.

"Cosmetic work is only necessary when an individual has serious faults with their face or body," she said.

When it comes to personal choices, Kenova tells the New York Post that she has none. She lives to please her parents who completely support her lifestyle. Kenova is not allowed to move out of her home or date anyone on her own. Her mother chooses every outfit she wears and accompanies her on any dates she may have.

"Growing up, my parents raised me like a princess ..." says Kenova. "As a result, I am not fit for real life — I'm like a living doll."

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