After spending around £200,000, almost $300,000, on surgery on her waist, legs and face in a bid to create the perfect, human barbie doll says, the boys look, but don’t want to discover who she really is. Stewardess turned glamour model, Hannah says her striking looks are ruining her love life …hmm:
“When I leave the house, people laugh and shout rude comments at me.””My family don’t like to go out with me because they hate seeing people being mean to me in public.” “It’s hard to find a boyfriend too. Often, guys will become infatuated with my appearance and tell me how much they like me. But they’re not interested in getting to know my personality – they just see me as a doll.”
‘With her stunning tiny waist and wide-eyed looks, Hannah Gregory’s been named a Human Barbie.’
However, her looks maybe, she says, scaring men off because they’re only interested in her body, not her mind. The 22-year-old from Skegby, Nottinghamshire, boasts Barbie’s impossible body proportions. She has a tiny 22-inch waist and even wears contact lenses that mimic the wide-eyed doll’s stare.
Glamour looks: Hannah Gregory says she’s approached by people in the street who want selfies.
Hannah’s walking-talking doll looks have amassed her thousands of online followers, but she says her striking appearance and Barbie-inspired outfits have garnered her abuse and criticism. Hannah says passers-by make rude comments in the street and her looks even make her family uncomfortable.
The Sheffield University Student says: “When I leave the house, people laugh and shout rude comments at me: “My family don’t like to go out with me because they hate seeing people being mean to me in public.
“It’s hard to find a boyfriend too. Often, guys will become infatuated with my appearance and tell me how much they like me.” “But they’re not interested in getting to know my personality – they just see me as a doll.” “But the abuse doesn’t bother me, I feel happy and cute as a doll. And when people yell ‘Barbie’ at me on the street, I take it as a compliment! I’m proud to be called a human Barbie.”
As a child, Hannah was very shy, feeling unattractive and lacking the confidence to experiment with fashion. One of three sisters – says: “Growing up, I was painfully shy and self-conscious about my appearance. I thought I was ugly and lanky.”
Being herself: Hannah embraced her human Barbie appearance and began dressing up in a dolly fashion
The 22-year-old says that she finally has the confidence to be herself. However when Hannah started university in Sheffield in 2013, classmates began commenting on her resemblance to a human doll: “My classmates told me that they had been intimidated by me and they were scared to approach me because I looked so much like a doll.
“Over time, other students would keep coming up to me and ask me how long I had looked a like living doll for. But I had never realized that I had looked like one! It made me so happy.”
Hannah embraced her human Barbie appearance and began dressing up in a dolly fashion: “I love wearing short pink skirts and dress – anything that looks cute and things that a Barbie princess would favor. I wear heels all the time. “I want the doll lifestyle but as a student, it can be hard. I have to sell a lot of my clothes so I can afford to buy new ones.
“And I have to wake up super early so I can pick my outfit and get dressed for the day. It takes me about ninety minutes to get ready but I don’t actually wear that much make-up.” “I do try to eat healthily to maintain my figure but I love food. My family always ask me how I’m able to eat so much and not put on weight!”
Selfie queen: The 22-year-old says that she finally has the confidence to be herself
Hannah’s living, breathing Barbie looks mean she gets attention everywhere she goes: “Wherever I go, strangers stare at me because of the way I look. In Sheffield, people are always asking for selfies with me and complimenting me on how I look like a princess. It’s very sweet. “When I went to Korea in my second year of university, people were lining up to take pictures with me and I got lots of attention for being a foreign Barbie.”
Last year, Hannah started to upload pictures online of her posing in cute outfits, quickly winning her more than 18,000 Instagram followers: “I’m happy to be called the British human Barbie and see my photo on fan pages. I think human Barbies are great, they look amazing and they don’t care if people think they look weird.”
But although Hannah boasts thousands of adoring admirers, she says her doll-like beauty is ruining her love life: “Boys who I’ve never really spoken to before will suddenly approach me and tell me how much they like me and want to be with me.” “But they don’t even know who I am inside – they just like the way I look. Guys see me as a doll and immediately sexualize me.”