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Plastic fantastic!

A mother-of-one dubbed the UK’s oldest Barbie has celebrated the doll’s 60th birthday by getting a nose job.

Rachel Evans, 48, decided to commemorate the iconic figurine entering her sixth decade by spending £495 [$650] on a non-surgical rhinoplasty, to increase her plastic look and get the ‘perfect’ doll-like nose.

The surgery, which took place on Tuesday [March 5], consisted of the surgeon inserting fillers into Rachel’s nose in order to even out the ‘wonkiness’.

The nose job adds to her £28,000 [$36,900] surgery bill to become the UK’s oldest Human Barbie, including botox, cheek and lip fillers and eye-bag removal.

Alongside her surgery, Rachel, from Bromley, London, is also celebrating Barbie’s birthday by going clubbing on Saturday night with her friends – but strictly drinking mocktails due to the doll not drinking alcohol.

Rachel, who works as a boutique assistant alongside being a professional ‘Living Fashion Doll’, said, “I decided to get the nose job non-surgical rhinoplasty to perfect looking like Barbie – I need to look plastic fantastic. I have always wanted to have it corrected since my teenage years when it was broken, and Barbie’s birthday seemed like the perfect time to do it. Every morning I look in the mirror and set about correcting it with makeup tricks, but it gets tedious and time consuming having to apply dark nose-contouring makeup to give the illusion of a straight nose. I think having the surgery as a present to myself on Barbie’s birthday was the perfect way to celebrate as it promotes the ‘life in plastic, it’s fantastic’ mantra that I live by. And I feel like Barbie’s creator will be looking down on me proudly on her birthday as I am doing everything possible to be Barbie.”

The surgery comes as part of Rachel’s 16-year long mission to look as much like the famous doll as possible – which has cost her £28,000 [$36,900] so far.

She said, “A straight Barbie nose, finishes off nicely other recent surgery I’ve had done: jaw tightening with threads, Botox maintenance, mouth corners turned up for a doll-like perma-smile and lip plumping for a doll pout. Over the years I have had thousands of pounds worth of surgery to go from a tomboy to Barbie, and I’m not going to stop any time soon. There is always some sort of maintenance that can be done to increase my look and I won’t stop until I am the perfect Barbie I know I can be. My facial cosmetic procedures must come first in my life and always have – everything else is put on the back burner, which means I have to sacrifice luxuries like a nice car and holidays, but it’s worth it.” As well as giving her an excuse to show off her new surgery, Rachel is going clubbing on Saturday night to celebrate Barbie’s birthday in style. She said, “On top of the cosmetic surgery I’m also going to go and celebrate on Saturday. I will be putting on my best pink, plastic outfit to look as much like Barbie as possible whilst I am out celebrating. I will be drinking Virgin cocktails as Barbie does not drink alcohol and will be shouting ‘Happy 60th birthday Barbie!’ all night. I don’t drink either and I like to set a good example to young people to party responsibly, just like Barbie would. After all ‘I’m a Barbie Girl In A Barbie World.'”

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