Some mother's give their young daughters Barbies for Christmas as presents. Sarah Burge, a woman known as the Human Barbie, didn't just give her daughter a Barbie doll, she gave her a liposuction voucher to help make her 7-year-old daughter, Poppy, into a Barbie.
According to The Daily Mail, Poppy Burge received a $11,000 liposuction as a Christmas gift this year from her mother, not to mention the nearly $8,000 breast implant voucher she received on her sixth birthday.
I put the voucher in her stocking - there's nothing wrong with that, Sarah Burge told The Closer. She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy.
According to Burge, she sees the gift of plastic surgery as a long-term investment, since they can only be used when her daughter turns 16-years-old.
I see these vouchers as investing in her future - like saving money for her education, Burge said, adding she hopes her daughter Poppy will someday become a fashion model.
Girls don't want Snow White and Cinderella any more ... I'm just supporting her and making her dreams come true, she told The Closer.
Since reports broke about the gifts, Burge has sparked outrage worldwide from the media and those who believe a 7-year-old should not undergo cosmetic surgery.
Last year following news of the gift of a voucher for breast impalnts, Burge spoke candidly with Closer magazine about the gift and her daughter's exotic pamper party for her birthday.
Poppy begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she's 16, when it's legal, she told Closer. If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it.
During the birthday party, her daughter Poppy and seven friends received makeovers, drank fake champagne and had a designer cake.
Poppy isn't interested in bouncy castles or pass the parcel, so I splashed out on something a little more grown-up, Poppy's mother said. The girls got lots of attention from our neighbors... They love having all eyes on them and were posing and pouting for photos.
These two incidents are not the first time Sarah Burge made headlines. Burge has had her share of limelight for her own surgeries, as she has spent nearly $650,000 of cosmetic surgery on her own body. In a video segment for The Doctors, Burge said she likes to stay away when undergoing surgery, just in case the doctors do not do what she requested.
If he's not pulling tight enough, I'll say 'pull a little bit tighter,' she said.
Two years ago, Burge told reporters that she had also taught Poppy, then 6, to pole dance. Burge's other daughters, 27-year-old Charlotte and 17-year-old Hannah, also have received cosmetic surgery and plan to continue with more procedures.
Some people think it's controversial and I get angry when strangers say I'm a bad mother because I don't think there's any harm in giving her this gift, she explained. Poppy is a normal kid who is good at sports and loves playing outside. Girls don't want Snow White and Cinderella anymore.