With her big, dreamy eyes and red hair she looks likes she’s just stepped out of a Japanese anime flick. Introducing Anastasia Shpagina, a 19 year old hairdresser from Odessa, Ukraine who has transformed herself into a cartoon character with a miniature waist, vivid colored hair and a defined pout! She spends hours each day, transforming herself into an anime character and at first glance you might think that it’s a really realistic image of a cartoon but infact it’s a living breathing human being and not a photograph!
From early on she loved playing with make-up and was obsessed with anime, when the two obsessions collided the result is evident, she became a real-life anime girl. She claims that her inspiration is Valerie Lukyanova (touted in the internet world as real-life Barbie) and has been seen with her in many pictures on her Facebook page. According to her, it takes two hours to complete her look each morning. She weighs 39 kilos and is 5ft 2in tall. She hopes to get eye-surgery done someday to make her eyes look bigger without having to spend so much time doing her make-up to create the illusion. She also wants to make her waist smaller through surgery but makes one wonder where her vitals organ would fit if she makes her already small waist even smaller??. She has even adopted a Japanese name Fukkacumi and has a huge fan following in Japan. She has more than 10,000 fans on Facebook and her Youtube tutorial showing how she applies her make-up have become a rage especially her “flower fairy” tutorial which has been viewed more than 150,000 times.
Although she’s not the only one taking inspiration from the world of fantasy, other young girls such as Valerie Lukyanova, Wang Jiayun, and Dakota Rose are also obsessed with anime and Barbie as their style inspiration. They all have huge fan followings and are a rage on the internet, just Google them and see for yourself!! I’d rather be my unique self, what do you think of them? Would you go to such lengths to fit into the media-created image of beauty???