A teenager has revealed that she spends £1,000 a month of her parents’ cash in a bid to look like a real-life Barbie.
Gabriela Jirackova started her obsession when she was 16 with long blonde hair extensions, massive eyelashes, permanent make-up and lip fillers.
The 18-year-old, from Prague, owns 300 Barbies and recently had her first surgical procedure, increasing her breast size from C cup to G cup.
She said that she is now planning more cosmetic work, including butt implants, rib removals and even bigger breast implants to help her perfect her ‘living doll’ look.
She told Barcroft TV: ‘I was inspired by other real-life Barbies and also my Barbie dolls. I had plenty of them as a kid.
‘When I saw the real-life Barbies I thought that it was something for me. I have always wanted to stand out and thought this would suit me.
‘I don’t believe in a natural look. I think there is hardly anything natural today.
‘I spend three and a half hours everyday getting ready. This lifestyle isn’t easy at all. Maintaining my image is difficult in all its aspects, financially, physically and mentally too.
‘There is a great pressure on me from the media, my fans, the haters, from everybody.’
Inspired by plastic surgery lovers Pixee Fox and Lolo Ferrari, Gabriela has now set her heart on getting breast implants – despite her mothers concerns.
She said: ‘It starts with little adjustments, like your hair and then you want more and more.
‘It is not that I have been unhappy with myself at any point. I have always been content. The fact that I like artificial beauty doesn’t mean that I have ever had low self-esteem.
‘My mum is happy to see that I am following my dream and that what I do makes me happy, but she is not keen on plastic surgeries.’
Mum Romana Jirackova, 53 said: ‘She’d been slowly preparing us for it but we hadn’t realised how serious she was.
‘I am worried about her health no doubt about that, but how far she will go with it is her choice and I respect it.
‘I think that she is naturally pretty and even if she has some cosmetic procedures done I would respect that.
‘She’ll always be pretty, it’s always going to be her. What’s important is that she is going to be happy and fulfill her dream.’
Gabriela had her first boob job in September last year.
Gabriela said: ‘The surgery went well and I went under immediately. I just felt quite sick when I woke up, but it soon got better. I haven’t had any complication since the surgery.
‘I feel sexier now. I don’t know if I look more like Barbie, but I feel sexier. I’m definitely happier with bigger breasts.’
Through social media, Gabriela’s look has caught the attention of like-minded so-called ‘body tuners’ such as her friend Klara Lima.
Klara said: ‘I find it fascinating, how such a young person can bear so much pressure as Gabriel and more importantly how quickly she is progressing.’
Even though not everyone is in favour of her lavish lifestyle and raunchy outfits, Gabriela insists that she is a positive role model and has never forced her fans to replicate her Barbie image.
Gabriela said: ‘Many mothers condemn me for being a bad influence on their children and that I’m setting a bad example.
‘I believe I’m a much better example than the majority of other celebrities, who do drugs, change their partners, or even get involved in scandals. Those kids watch all of that and their parents don’t mind.
‘On the contrary I have been always encouraging others to do what they want to do themselves and what they want to become. That’s the message I always spread.’
Gabriela now dreams of living in the States, and says she is committed to the extreme Barbie-look for life.
She said: ‘I think I will definitely get there one day. I want to live in LA and become famous for my Barbie image.
‘I still want to undergo more cosmetic procedures. I must say I am more pleased with myself after each procedure, but I am not there yet.
‘When one chooses to do this, it takes several years maybe even their whole life. One can’t say I want to change it after a week, so I want to stick with my chosen path.
‘I will definitely continue my lifestyle as this is not a short-term thing.’