A tech expert estimated to have had £15,000 worth of cosmetic filler in a quest to 'look like Barbie', has found that his chosen image hasn't proven too great for his love life.
Twenty-six-year-old Honza Šimša, who hails from the Czech Republic, had his first bout of filler injected into his face in 2017, and now has 20 lots of filler on his lips - 90ml of filler on his face in total, which he injects monthly.
Šimša identifies as a man, dressing for work in a more typically 'masculine' fashion, and is sexually attracted to women. In his spare time, though, he prefers to adopt a feminine appearance - accentuated by huge false lashes, towering heels and colourful wigs.
"I'm attracted to women, but some girls do have a problem with my look, as it can be confusing for them," Šimša said.
"I am single right now, and perfectly fine with that.
"I like the girls I date to have the same look - the plastic Barbie-doll look. I still liked myself when I looked more typically masculine, but I am even happier now and would still like to have more surgery."
Having idolised people like glamour model Candy Charms, Šimša eventually took the plunge and made the move towards his own Barbie doll look. A friend qualified to administer filler injections has provided some of his cosmetic surgery for free - Honza estimates that he would've paid £15,000 by now otherwise.
Some of his most expensive procedures have included a trip to Slovakia for a €3000 (£2,2) lip lift operation.
He explained: "I had wanted the procedure for a while, as it makes lips look much bigger than if you were just to have filler.
"It took me some time to find the right surgeon. I spoke with several and many thought that what I wanted wasn't possible.
"Then, I found a doctor in Slovakia who was able to help. During the procedure, he cut the skin around my top lip and pulled it about 9mm higher up my face.
"The recovery was tough, but I was really pleased with the results."
Šimša admits that he has attracted stares and cruel comments during his transformation.
He explained: "Some people still have very old-fashioned attitudes and because I looked like a guy, but have big lips and wear make up, I would get a lot of attention - which was not always positive.
"I know my look is extreme and, because I have had problems with jobs in the past because of it. Now when I go to work, I look masculine, wear manly clothes and no make up."
However Šimša has also gained a lot of popularity for promoting his look, with more than 5000 Instagram followers and his own brand - Oye Your Space - that specialises in lashes and Barbie-style clothing, for other would-be dolls.
Speaking about his future plans, Šimša said: "I'm not done yet. I want a new nose and I also want to get bum implants, to make my body look more S-shaped - almost as if it has been PhotoShopped.
"I try to ignore the people who are negative to me. People judge what they see on the surface - but they don't know me as a person.
"Yes, I am a guy that looks like Barbie, but that doesn't mean people should be nasty. Being different should be celebrated, not judged."
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