Was all that money worth it?
Millions of people undergo plastic surgery in our society today. While others simply dream of improving some of their body parts, others want to entirely change the way they look—and transform into someone or something they adore and admire the most.
One of the most iconic symbols many of them dream to be is Barbie. There are those who continue to believe that the Barbie doll has the most perfect body. If Barbie were an actual woman, she would be 5’9″ tall, have a 39″ bust, an 18″ waist, and 33″ hips.
35-year-old Nikki Exotika from Hoboken in New Jersey has transformed into a living Barbie doll after spending $1 million for two decades on plastic surgery.
At school, while living as Jason Torres, she was bullied for her flamboyant style and self-expression, when she would hike-up her shorts and strut down the corridors in tight t-shirts like a runway. Despite being heavily bullied and discriminated against, Nikki didn’t stop in trying to improve herself.
By the age of 19, she had gender reassignment surgery, after three nose jobs, two boob jobs and an Adam’s apple reduction. Since then Nikki’s done everything from breast enhancements, nose jobs, lifts, tucks, fixing botched surgery, voice therapy and more in her quest to look like Barbie.
Including a staggering $250,000 worth of hospital costs, $150,000 on Botox, fillers, facials and peels and over $155,000 on makeup, lashes, hair extensions and tanning.
Nikki, a proud mother of three adopted gay sons, said: ‘I’ve had over a million dollars of surgery, I only did the calculation recently and struggled to remember everything I’ve done to myself.
‘My body has had gallons of silicone, I’ve spent a lot on changing everything from my head to my toes, breasts and body.
‘But it’s all paid off, because while travelling the world everywhere I go people look at me and say ‘Wow, look at her body, she looks like Barbie’ and always want to take pictures with me.
‘When I walk down the street with my hair in a long ponytail, hot pink lipstick, shades, jeans and a crop-top, girls say ‘Oh my god, you look just like Barbie’ – that’s how I know I’m accomplishing my dream.
‘When I look at my boy photos now I don’t recognise myself at all, it’s such a total transformation, you can’t even see a little bit of the boy I used to be.
‘At one point, I got to a level where I didn’t need to keep having surgery, I looked like a biological woman but wasn’t happy with looking basic, I was focussed on becoming a Barbie Doll.
‘In my mind, Barbie looked different to who I saw in the mirror, the more surgeries I did the closer I got to my dream and the happier and more content I became with myself.
‘I didn’t just want to be pretty, I wanted to be gorgeous, stunning, the ultimate – I never wanted to be the girl next door I wanted to be the sexy b**** down the block.
‘Now I feel like I’ve achieved as close as I can to perfection, minus the little hiccups here and there, I’m happy with the way I look.
‘Soon I’m getting a Pink BMW convertible to enhance my Barbie image, then after that I’ll be looking for a hot guy who looks like a Ken Doll.
‘I’m still optimistic on the relationship front, hopefully one day I’ll find my Ken – I’m looking for a tall, superhot, straight muscular man, I love tattoos and pretty boys that look like Ken Doll.’
What is the Barbie doll syndrome?
The Barbie Doll Syndrome is the drive, often of adolescent girls, to attain impossible standards of beauty, projected by toys—e.g., Mattel’s Barbie Doll—and the media, resulting in failure and frustration, issues related to body image, eating disorders, and self-image.