Meet Anastasiya Shpagina: A Ukrainian anime lover who spends hours a day to transform herself into a living doll, just like her friend, Valeria Lukyanova, and the infamous Dakota Rose, who each shocked the world with their Barbie-like appearances.
Shpagina has bulging glassy doll-like eyes, long purple hair, Barbie-proportions, tiny nose and an animated pout, which she reportedly modeled after Japanese anime.
Though she looks like she just stepped out of an anime film Shpagina is a 19-year-old Ukrainian who spends hours each daily applying makeup to transform herself into a living doll, according to The Daily Mail. Some reports, the newspaper added, even say Shpagina has undergone surgery to look the way she does. At just five-foot-two, Shpagina weighs under 90 pounds and goes by the Japanese anime name, “Fukkacumi.”
Shpagina has made a name for herself on the Internet with one of her YouTube makeup tutorial videos, “flower fairy,” having garnered over 150,000 views. The budding living doll sensation has over 10,000 fans on Facebook.
But Shpagina is not the first woman to sport the living doll trend. It all began with Dakota Rose and Venus Angelic, who became fast growing-Internet sensations. Rose, known as Kota Koti to fans, is elusive according to The Daily Mail. The girl, dubbed the “real-life Barbie” is aged between 16 and 18 and lives somewhere on the West Coast of the U.S. Venus Angelic, 15-year-old Venus Palermo, goes as far as even speaking influenced by Japanese anime while giving her living doll tutorials, which she attributes to opaque contact lenses, peach concealer, powder and frilly clothes.
Then, Valeria Lukyanova emerged on the scene. The 21-year-old Ukranian model shocked many with her doll-like appearance when photos of her circulated the web. Lukyanova, however, defended her appearance on a blog post entitled, “Doll’s appearance is not everything.”
“About me write articles on different sites, representing, like a doll, which has made such appearance, thanks to plastic surgery. Said one man, and all repeat like parrots. People do not have a personal opinion. They could go to my site and read my notes. I keep a diary for many years, and there I describe all his life. But it's not interesting to people who are spreading rumors about me, and gossip. Much more interesting is to slander a man than to dig into his records and find reliable information in order to lay down their own opinion. It is much easier to just agree with the gossipy, and repeat for the rest. Unfortunately this is a mistake most people. They take someone else's opinion as the truth of the first instance,” she wrote, adding that she is a talented opera singer for which many do not credit her for.
Lukyanova and Shpagina are seen in many photos on Shpagina’s Facebook account together.