By Liana Jacob
MEET THE woman who became obsessed with Barbie after her mother REFUSED to buy her one as a child and started stuffing her bra and underwear to create doll-like curves before she even hit PUBERTY – but she claims she has NEVER gone under the knife despite being accused by trolls of being FAKE and PLASTIC.
Real estate investor, Marcela Iglesias, who lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, has grown up with a love of Barbie’s appearance. But her mum never bought her one as she wasn’t a fan of it.
Surrounded by friends who owned Barbie dolls, Marcela became obsessed with the goal of transforming herself into a human Barbie and before she hit puberty, she would stuff her bra and her bum to create the curves of the doll.
Once she hit puberty, her body shape changed and she developed a curvy figure naturally, which helped with her dream of turning into the human doll she craved. She began buying more clothes that matched the look and despite feeling tempted to have procedures to accentuate her figure even more, she was always afraid of plastic surgery.
Her hourglass figure has prompted many comments from strangers who have accused her of being ‘plastic’ and ‘fake’ but Marcela insists that despite having had a Spider Webb bum lift, Botox and lip fillers, she has not had plastic surgery.
She says her look is made up of contact lenses, wigs, makeup and a variety of Barbie-inspired outfits. She is married to a man, Steven, who loves her look and has been part of her transformation. Over the course of three years, he has undergone procedures such as a platysma plasty, chin implant, Botox, fillers and PDO threads.
For Barbie’s 60th anniversary in March 2019, Marcela has released her son Human Doll.
“My obsession with the Barbie doll started from a very young age; I always loved how the doll looked and the glamorous appearance she has,” Marcela said.
“The only problem was that my mother never wanted me to buy one because she didn’t like the doll, she kept saying that she preferred to buy me another type of doll like baby dolls or cabbage patch kids. So, I never owned a barbie doll as a child.
“I remember seeing all my friends and neighbours playing with the dolls and having lots of fun dressing them up in new outfits, playing house with them.
“As time passed by, I became more obsessed with the aesthetics of the doll because every single one of the Barbies look perfect to me.
“I started to stuff my boobs and the butt to resemble the doll more but when my body developed into a curvier shape, it looked very voluptuous all of a sudden.
“It was then when I started thinking of becoming a ‘Human doll’ as I now have the curves of the doll and I’m not a child anymore.
“I started to buy more clothes to change my style and I started wearing my mum’s very high heels, I also did my first highlights at the age of fourteen to appear blonder as I was naturally brunette.
“I started going to the gym to look more fit and toned. At some point I knew that I had to do some other procedures to look more like the doll, but I’ve always been afraid of plastic surgery.
“A couple of years pass and then I decided to move to the United States where I met my first husband and had a child with him.
“I always thought of the possibility of breast implants but for some reason after over twenty consultations I still have hesitations about them. So, I put that idea aside.
“Living in Hollywood helps a lot because there’s a lot of stuff that I can buy to look more like the doll; I achieve my look with contact lenses, wigs, make up and outfits.
“Lots of people accuse me of looking fake but if you know me in person, you’ll totally see that my beauty is natural and yes I usually create the look with make-up but that doesn’t mean that I am a plastic person.”
Marcela, who is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, now has a child and a husband who loves her look and she has received some positive attention from men.
“I go out looking like a Barbie or a human doll and usually the people love it and they can sometimes be surprised by someone that looks completely different and I like the attention, it’s always positive in my opinion,” she said.
“I admire what the doll represents more than how she looks; I am very respectful of the image of the Barbie doll as I want to encourage all men and women around the world to pursue their dreams and to achieve the look they want.
“But I always say that surgery should be considered the last choice; I want to be perceived as a very strong woman that knows what she wants rather than a ‘bimbo’. Barbie is an inspiration to be whatever you want to be. You control your own destiny.
“Believe it or not it takes me forty minutes to create my look. I know exactly what I am doing. I usually prepare my outfits in advance especially when I have to do my YouTube segment.
“Men, women and kids in particular love my Barbie look; they stare and usually my outfits attract attention as well.
“I am married, and I have been together with my husband for ten years, he looks like a Ken doll. He was part of my transformation and he loves it.”