There's a whole world of Barbie wannabes out there, but Nannette Hammond of Cincinnati, OH might be the new reigning Barbie queen. Hammond, 42, is a wife and mom of five who loves Barbie so much that she's spent over $500,000 getting plastic surgery to look like her.
She couldn't buy the height (she's only 5'3") but she could buy all of Barbie's other attributes: the breasts (Hammond is now a size 28H bra, after two boob jobs and a breast lift), smile (veneers), pout (lip filler), hair (extensions), face (Botox and semi-permanent makeup—what even is that?), and tan (she tans daily in the tanning salon in her house).
And her family says they're completely on board and very proud of her. In fact, it's her husband and kids who take the pictures and videos for her racy Instagram account, where she has over 32,000 followers.
Her husband, Dave, says "I like Nannette's look and I'm always happy to support her. Nannette takes care of the family and puts everyone else first. So we make the most of every moment together."
As a kid, Hammond was "obsessed" (you think?) with Barbie and had over 50 of them. In an interview with News Dog Media, she says: “I loved playing with those Barbies. Growing up, I felt shy and self-conscious about my looks and wanted to be just like the dolls.”
Nannette's husband Dave said he likes "her look" and explains that she's "always been excited to be different." Still, he will not be changing his name to Ken.
Nannette now has three customized Barbie cars, including a pink Porsche that costs almost $250,000. She also has three walk-in closets (living the dream!) which she calls her "Barbie playrooms." And yes, the family has a private plane, too.
But as Nannette tearfully explains, sitting in her Barbie Dream Kitchen (which she actually uses—she does all the cooking and chores in the house), "I'm blessed. My kids are healthy, my husband treats me like a princess every day. When people say I look like Barbie. . . or I live this Barbie life, it's better than Barbie."