By Liana Jacob
AFTER YEARS of living in her own shadow this aspiring designer transformed herself into a living doll and is now so irresistible to passers-by they cannot help stealing a photo of her when she flaunts her outlandish looks in public.
Make-up artist and designer, Honey Tsubasa, from Bolivia, South America, who is also known by the name ‘Honey Doll’, grew up as a shy girl who longed to look like a human doll, just like internet sensation Dakota Rose.
Her dad bought her a bag of makeup to support her art work, and she began experimenting further with her look and her end result started to shock the public; she was approached my many girls who admired her look, mums have taken her picture to show their daughters, on the other hand she has also received some negative feedback.
“The girls like it a lot; they see me, and they greet me, they smile at me. Also, some moms have taken photographs to show them to their daughters,” Honey said.
“Some people have asked me if I feel bad or I’m depressed, some people call me crazy. However, there have been more people who show fascination or curiosity about my appearance.
“For some young girls I have been like an inspiration, they love my work and have asked me some video tutorials about my makeup.
“If someone tries to tell me something offensive I simply do not answer, since they are not in me, so they would not understand it.
“My parents tell me ‘you’ve always dreamed of being a doll, like the ones you draw and look, you already are one’.
“I make illustrations of girls full of accessories, candies and lots of colour. My dad once gave me cosmetics; from Cover Girl, Mac, Revlon etc. He came home and told me ‘this is for you, I hope you like it’, I opened the bag and I couldn’t believe it.
“Four years ago, I read a story about a human doll, called Kota Koti. I was surprised to see her, because she looked so beautiful.
“I learned about make-up; it helped me a lot because for me it’s an expression of art. All faces are beautiful, you just have to highlight that beauty.
“Thus, began the journey of learning; about make-up, about designing clothes, exercising, eating healthy and thus began the journey of learning to love myself.
“I’m usually working on designing clothes; it’s something I’ve always loved doing since I was a child. I prepare and make a kawaii make-up range or make-up for cosplaying.”
While she transformed herself into a doll, the biggest change for her was her mentality and the way she paid more attention to her health.
“The change was more mental than physical; I learned to take care of myself, I went to professional make-up classes, and I also watched many tutorials on YouTube. All knowledge is valuable,” she said.
“I also decided to do more exercise and have a healthy diet; they say that if one wants to take care of himself, then he should learn to love himself.
“It takes me an hour to apply my make-up and about ten to fifteen minutes to get dressed, since with clothes it’s not so complicated because I design my clothes myself. The most I spend is on my wigs.
“I used to complain because I did not like my appearance; my face, my body, and decided to make a change. I decided to take care of myself, I decided to love myself.
“My life has changed. Before I was very shy but because of this, I learned to lose that shyness, since I have to talk to people, answer their questions, say hello to unknown people, who want to take a picture with me or want to say hello.
“It has helped me get out of my comfort zone. Now I have more plans as a designer and I am working on it.
“Fear should not prevent you from following your dreams, because if you want to make a change you must do it and you will not achieve anything complaining from your chair. You want to achieve something? Do something.”
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