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Updated 30 October 2017

Transgender woman spends over R14 million to look like Barbie

Transgender woman who’s spent more than $1 million (R14 million) to look like Barbie says she’s ready to meet her Ken

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Nikki Exotika – the name she now goes by – told ITV she’s had more than 30 procedures on every centimetre of her body, including four boob jobs, calf implants and countless facelifts.

Nikki, a singer, said most of the surgeries were as a result of her being bullied in high school, but added she now feels happy with herself.

The 35-year-old from New Jersey in the US went through her transition at age 17-18 but says she felt she’d been in the “wrong body” from the age of two.  

“I would always cover myself when my mother changed my nappies. I never felt right with male genitalia,” she explained.

By the time she was in school she was wearing make-up and nail polish, reports The Sun. Eventually she became fascinated with Barbie.

“As a little boy I was obsessed and would dream of looking like Barbie,” she said.

At the age of 17 she began taking hormone pills and at 18 she had her first surgery to become a woman.

“First I did my Adam’s apple in Ecuador, and it kept going on and on.”

Now aged 35, she’s had multiple surgeries including ones to turn her into a real-life Barbie – which has always been her dream.

She said most of her surgeries have been paid for by wealthy boyfriends who were more than happy to fund her.

Now however, she said, she was looking for a more long-term relationship with her own, live Ken.

“I’d like to find a soulmate, a bestie. The only problem is that all the Kens I’ve met so far have been gay, but I’m hopeful,” she joked.

The adoptive mom of three boys added, “I’m still optimistic on the relationship front. 

Hopefully one day I’ll find my Ken – I’m looking for a tall, superhot, straight, muscular man. I love tattoos and pretty boys who look like Ken Doll.”

Sources: The Sun, Metro, ITV

 
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