Tatiana ‘Tanya’ Tuzova has collected over 1520 Barbie dolls worth $156k and even wants to change her family name to ‘Barbie’. Of course, she dresses only in pink. Going by all this, one would wonder that she is having amazing life indeed, however, the ‘Human doll’ has a different take. She says that has a lonely life.
The 32-year-old intends to add to her collections, but she claims that she’s not obsessed. The five times married Russian Barbie, said: “I don’t have friends. I have no time to be friends. I like being alone, no-one interferes my thoughts, I like my world. I have a husband, he is my best friend.”
The Russian Barbie’s entire life revolves around her chosen lifestyle, as she pointed out: “I work, record songs, do gigs, receive awards, produce clothes for children and grown-up girls, and rent out a photo studio,” – but it is all Barbie related.
“All of my everyday clothes are pink. I don’t get tired of pink, it has lots of shades.” That’s very typical of a Barbie.
She also revealed that she had breast enlargement surgery after giving birth to her son, Zhenya.
She continued: “I enlarged my breasts. It was awful after pregnancy and I had to have it fixed.”
Her husband – who she says is ‘already my fifth’ – is a medic but she declined to name him, adding: “He is a doctor and can fix your back.”
“We met at his work and then I conquered him with my karaoke voice. Now he makes me Barbie-style presents, recently it was a pink Mini Cabrio.”
She turned into a ‘full-time Barbie’ after she wanted to become a nursery school teacher, but she could not make ends meet with a monthly salary of $92 plus $22 for also working as a cleaner.
She explained: “It was too sad to imagine my beautiful self cleaning floors. Barbie is [not my job it is] a lifestyle.
“When I am insulted on the internet, I tell people: ‘I don’t drink or smoke or swear. I instill a healthy lifestyle to children’.”
But people are not interested in her inner world, she complained: “They are not interested how many kind and good things I’ve done. They have to know my age, how many times I was married, what surgeries I had, and the colour of my underwear.”
But she believes that she is unique.
“The most important thing is to have your individuality,” she said, whilst looking exactly like Barbie. “Everyone is the same now. But it is hard to copy me.
“I’ve been working on my style for many years and invested a lot of money into it.”
So, what’s your take on this Barbie thing?