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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,"
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."