Venus Palermo, better known as Venus Angelic, the 15-year-old from London who became an internet sensation after posting videos of herself looking like a living doll and posting make-up tutorials on how to look like a living doll, has her mother's complete support.
Margret Palermo, the mother of the teen girl, is absolutely fine with her daughter's lifestyle and even praises her for being this way. She claims Venus is an innocent and good girl who likes frills and ribbons.
Venus, known online as Venus Angelic, gave an interview along with her mother to Helen Fospero's Daybreak show on ITV. Fospero admitted that she would be horrified if her own daughter had to do something like this, which according to her is not normal.
Margaret, however, looks at the positive side of it and says, I would be horrified if she came home pregnant, I am not horrified if she is innocent and good girl who likes cute clothes and frills and ribbons.
I am absolutely fine with that, her face is already doll-like and if she likes the style I am fine with it, I would be more worried if she came home drunk or smoked.
Venus started changing her looks after visiting Japan, where she got inspired from porcelain doll, and started dressing that way.
I was always like this, I liked to dress in frilly dresses and tie my hair in pigtails, then I discovered how and what I really want to be as a teenager, Venus said.
She said that she wanted others also who liked this look to dress like her.
A lot of people like the look and I want to help them achieve it.
Venus's art of make-up is no mystery and pretty simple. She dresses like a doll every single day and says she takes just 15 minutes to achieve that look. All she uses is powder, light pink eyeshadow, mascara, lip liner and gloss.
With 78 videos uploaded on her official YouTube page about make-up as well as nail art, Venus has 13,000 fans on Facebook and her fame is shooting up going global.
For Venus, the whole deal is nothing but an obsession to achieve the doll look. But psychologists think there could be dire consequences of this on children's psychology and could lead to early sexualisation in them.
At any age placing too much value on physical appearance can be potentially detrimental to a person's self esteem and sense of self worth. Equally concerning is why these images have been created and for what purpose. Distorting or enhancing pictures of children so that they appear older and more sexual surely crosses the line between how we should treat the children in our society and how we should not, Daily Mail quoted Dr Gray, clinical director at The British CBT & Counselling Service, as saying. Dr Gray also warned of anxiety, depression and eating disorders in children later in life because of the obsession.