Girl spends £1,000 a month on cosmetic procedures to look like a Barbie doll
While for many people, Barbie and Ken simply represent a harmless child's toy, for others, the figurines have become something more than that. We're now living in an age whereby extreme plastic surgery is becoming a more common feature in society, with there being the infamous Human Ken Doll, the Polish Barbie and the woman who wants to look like Jessica Rabbit.
Now, however, we have another human Barbie, but this one is from the Czech Republic. Gabriela Jirackova is just 18 years old and relies on her parent's money to pay for lip fillers, hair extensions and the permanent makeup that is required in order to give her the living doll look. However, while the teenager may be spending £1000-a-month on cosmetic procedures, she claims that they make her feel "sexier."
Gabriela started going under the knife at the age of 16, and recently had an operation to turn her natural C-cup breasts into a G-cup, which cost £3,200. Despite the rising costs, Gabriela says that she has more operations planned, with the young woman wanted to get butt implants, rib removals and further breast implants.
The teenager says that she was inspired by living dolls and real Barbies, with her boasting a collection of over 300 dolls.
"I was inspired by other real-life Barbies and also my Barbie dolls. I had plenty of them as a kid. When I saw the real-life Barbies I thought that it was something for me. I have always wanted to stand out and thought this would suit me.
"I don't believe in a natural look. I think there is hardly anything natural today.
"I spend three and a half hours every day getting ready. This lifestyle isn't easy at all. Maintaining my image is difficult in all its aspects, financially, physically and mentally too.
"There is a great pressure on me from the media, my fans, the haters, from everybody."
Gabriela says that her transformation began with 'little adjustments' to her hair, before eventually escalating to the dramatic breast enhancement surgery. Despite the fact that she looks nothing like she did before, the teenager insists she has never suffered from low self-esteem.
"I have always been content. The fact that I like artificial beauty doesn't mean that I have ever had low self-esteem.
"My mum is happy to see that I am following my dream and that what I do makes me happy, but she is not keen on plastic surgeries."
Mother Romana Jirackova, 53, who helps pay for her treatments, said: "She'd been slowly preparing us for it but we hadn't realised how serious she was.
"I am worried about her health no doubt about that, but how far she will go with it is her choice and I respect it.
"I think that she is naturally pretty and even if she has some cosmetic procedures done I would respect that.
"She'll always be pretty, it's always going to be her. What's important is that she is going to be happy and fulfil her dream."
Gabriela had her first boob job in September 2017 and she plans on flaunting her assets as much as she can. But, despite her feeling "sexier now", Gabriela says that she is a good influence on her many fans.
"Many mothers condemn me for being a bad influence on their children and that I'm setting a bad example.
"I believe I'm a much better example than the majority of other celebrities, who do drugs, change their partners, or even get involved in scandals. Those kids watch all of that and their parents don't mind.
"On the contrary, I have been always encouraging others to do what they want to do themselves and what they want to become. That's the message I always spread."
Gabriela now dreams of living in the US and said she is committed to the extreme Barbie-look for life. She added: "I think I will definitely get there one day. I want to live in LA and become famous for my Barbie image.
"I still want to undergo more cosmetic procedures. I must say I am more pleased with myself after each procedure, but I am not there yet.
"When one chooses to do this, it takes several years maybe even their whole life. One can't say I want to change it after a week, so I want to stick with my chosen path.
"I will definitely continue my lifestyle as this is not a short-term thing."
Whatever you think of Gabriela's decision to make herself look like a Barbie, surely there's a better use of £1000 a month?