Netizens have rounded up "real-life Barbies" from around the world the world! Chinesetaiwan.org recently released photos of the popular online Barbie dolls, dubbing this syndrome a "Global Barbie Disease." Many of these women are not from Asia, but focus on anime beauty standards, featuring improbably wide eyes, large pupils and youthful appearance.
1. Anastasiya Shpagina -
Ukraine's live doll. The 20 year old spends about two hours on her make-up everyday and strives to become a real life anime character.
2. Venus Angelic -
This young lady is hugely popular online and has a following in Japan and other parts of Asia. She posts YouTube tutorials online.
3. Valeria Lukyanova -
Another Ukrainian model, popular for her tiny waist.
4. Wang Jia Yun
- Nicknamed as "Chong Qi Wa Wa," meaning blow-up doll. This Hong Kong model is popular in other parts of Asia for her unreal features.
5. Dakota Rose / Kota Koti -
One of the most popular online Barbie dolls, she is the younger sister of another scene queen Kiki Kannibal and has been working in Asia.
6. Anzhelika Kenova -
She has a 20 inch waist and is also from Russia.
7. Andy Santana -
Andy has been gaining an online following for her cute costumes.
8. Mary Matveeva -
Another Russian Model.
Some of these looks are more extreme than others, but netizens are concerned with the unrealistic goals of achieving doll-like proportions and anorexia. Reporters comment that the "Lolita" look, emphasizing large eyes (often achieved through oversized contact lenses) and porcelain pink skin, has been a trend in Japan for years. However, it seems like because of the accessibility of the internet, many of the "Global Barbie Disease victims" are now from all over the world.
(source: big5.chinataiwan.org, www.lacarmina.com)