“Just like your name, Amatue,” I add.
When seated across the table from a living Barbie and stuck for topics, by all means go for collegiate bullshit. “But Amatue seems to be all about the Eastern philosophy of reincarnation,” I say. “And the beauty that you embody is very Western. American, even.”
Valeria grows pensive, which in her case means rolling her eyes slightly upward without changing anything else about her face. “I wouldn’t say so. Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done. Everyone fixes up their face if it’s not ideal, you know? Everyone strives for the golden mean. It’s global now.”
“But that’s a relatively new thing,” I reply. “The ideal of beauty used to be different.”
“That’s because of the race-mixing.”
If I had a glass of multi-chutney carrot-juice mix before me, I’d do a bright orange spit take.
“For example, a Russian marries an Armenian,” Valeria elaborates helpfully. “They have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad’s nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it’s all good. Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this. I love the Nordic image myself. I have white skin; I am a Nordic type—perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic.”
I feel like checking my watch. We’ve gone from nails to eugenics in about two minutes flat.
I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc. Instead, I get a racist space alien.
Valeria innocently daubs her face with powder. “I have combination skin,” she explains. “I get shiny within twenty minutes indoors.” In another minute, the last of her dinner goes up the plastic straw.
The future Barbie was born nowhere near Malibu. Valeria hails from Tiraspol, a gloomy city in Europe’s poorest country, Moldova. Valeria remembers both her Siberian-born grandfather and her father as very strict and began to rebel at the usual age of 13. Stage one involved dyeing her hair, which is naturally a low-key shade of brown. Valeria went for the goth look first—about the farthest you could get from Barbie. She wore all-black clothes to accentuate her very white skin. Kids at school began to tease her. Look, a witch! At 15, traumatized by the name-calling, she doubled down: bracelets with sharp two-inch spikes, artificial fangs. She was dismissed from a school choir for standing bolt upright when the singers were instructed to sway; in different circumstances, this budding nonconformism could have brought her straight into Pussy Riot.
Instead, she began modeling, small-time stuff, and learned to apply makeup and hair dye in increasingly theatrical ways. Valeria was less interested in attracting men than in repelling them: “A dude would try to talk to me on the street and I’d be like” she switches to a raspy basso” ‘Oh, honey, aren’t I glad I had that operation.’ ” Another time, a guy tried grabbing her by the hand and she semi-accidentally cut him with her bracelet spike.
At age 16, Valeria moved to Odessa, the famous Black Sea port in the south of Ukraine. Whatever ideas of beauty and identity she had had before, Odessa would warp further. The city fizzes with sex, but not in the fun way of, say, Barcelona or even Moscow. Sex is an industry here, and sometimes, amid the scuffed nineteenth-century splendor of its seaside boulevards, it feels like the only industry left. Hundreds of “marriage agencies,” devoted to finding Western husbands for girls from all over Ukraine, operate here. Their websites, in halting English, promise the customer the kind of femininity the West has supposedly lost: fragile, pliable, submissive. Fully posable. Odessa girls—often beautiful, often model beautiful—don’t just dress to impress. They dress to attract the right kind of attention, pre-rebuff the local losers, and thwart ruthless competition all at once. “It has everything to do with the desperate desire to get married,” explains Ukrainian feminist Anna Hutsol, the founding member of the radical group Femen. “A woman here is brought up for two things, marriage and motherhood. Valeria is the ultimate demonstration of what a Ukrainian woman is willing to do to herself. I bet she is exactly what men dream about.”
Online, in Facebook pictures and on the many Ukrainian sites and message boards devoted to hating on Valeria, you can watch that dream evolve. Arranged by year, the photos tell the story of a transformation all the more thrilling because you know the ending. Here she is on some guy’s lap, different-looking nose, flatter chest—but the glassy doll stare and the tilted head are there, in beta, being tested out. It’s like a superhero-origin story. And then, the spider-bite moment: going blonde.
Within a month of dyeing her hair platinum, she caught the eye of Dmitry, the son of one of her father’s closest friends. Dmitry was a rarity: a wealthy local. A construction mogul, he had erected some of Odessa’s largest hotels. After the two got together, Valeria’s metamorphosis picked up pace. The breast implants, the only surgery she will cop to, appeared in the photos soon after. The Barbification was complete.
Lukyanova, after going blonde; The evolution: testing out her vacant gaze; swimming with newly added flotation.
Valeria informs me that we’re going to a movie theater in a nearby mall. Walking the dark Odessa downtown with the Human Barbie flips on all my protective and fearful circuits at once. Everyone looks. Leather-jacketed youths stare heavily, meaningfully. Kids stare, which is somehow worse. Women stare, too. But here’s the thing—other women’s looks are largely approving. “Your waist is so amaaazing, ” coos the plain brunette ticket taker. Valeria’s waist is basically a sock of skin around her spinal cord.
She said we were going to see “five-dimensional movies” that play in a kind of indoor roller-coaster imitator. Seats list and rumble in time with the action, and whenever possible a water mist spritzes you from below the screen. Valeria and Olga take a long time thoughtfully browsing through the movies, most of which they have seen, and pick three. We bump and shake our way through a heavy-metal-scored dinosaur attack, a supernatural haunted house, and a sci-fi flight sequence that includes a detour into a giant worm’s stomach (water-spritz time). Afterward, Valeria takes a shine to a particular wall of the theater lobby—it goes well with her outfit—so Olga, the Beta Barbie, photographs her against it. The ticket taker watches them from her booth, transfixed.
Rachel has had 150 surgeries (Picture: Csters News)
The UK’s oldest Barbie has just had her 150th surgery in a bid to be the most plastic woman in the world before her 50th birthday.
48-year-old Rachel Evans has spent over £32,000 on surgeries in the past 13 years, hoping to become the real ‘Human Barbie’.
Her most recent surgery took place in May, and saw her have a £500 facelift to avoid the appearance of aging.
Rachel, from South London, has also planned another seven surgeries ahead of her 50th.
Rachel, a mum-of-one, said: ‘I continue to get these surgeries to perfect my face to look like the worlds most famous plastic doll, Barbie.
Rachel wants to look younger (Picture: Rachel Evans/Caters News)
‘It’s a lifestyle for me and I am doing everything I can to stop aging that is possible, so these surgeries are necessary.
‘I want to be the most plastic woman in the world by the time I’m 50, so I’m trying to keep on-top of my maintenance procedures.
‘I believe that I am aging in reverse – I’m going to be proof that 50 is the new 30 – and my most recent facelift is just one way I am ensuring this.
‘My goal is to be one of the top non-botched, most nipped and tucked cosmetic surgery faces in the world as the living human barbie doll.’
Last month, Rachel underwent a ‘non-surgical’ facelift in a bid to keep her face tight, doll-like and plastic.
She wants to prove that ’50 is the new 30′ (Picture: Paul White/Caters News)
She said: ‘The facelift is a non-surgical thread-lift – it involves big needles with polydioxanine (PDO) threads which are inserted into the face via the side of the ear area near the top of cheekbones.
‘The needles are inserted, then pulled out leaving the PDO threads inside the face and once they are pulled tight they are cut.
‘It yanks up saggy skin around the cheeks, mouth and and jaw areas to give me the plastic, doll-like expression permanently.
‘Due to all of the surgeries I have had in the past, my recovery time is limited to just two days and I’ve got very good at being resistant to pain.
Rachel after her surgery (Picture: Rachel Evans/Caters News)
‘I was back to work a day after and used makeup to cover the minor bruising I had.’
Despite already having six surgeries this year, Rachel says that she has more booked in on the run up to her 50th birthday.
She said: ‘Before my 50th birthday, which is just over a year away, I plan to have a lot more procedures.
‘I am already booked in for another nose job, some neck tightening and an abundance of maintenance botox procedures.
‘There is no gym for the face so I get the facial muscles sorted with surgery, wrinkles relaxed and lines ironed out.
‘I have a young looking bikini body, and good abs on the stomach, so I want my face to match my body.
‘Wrinkles with a good body looks odd on both men and women, so you must look after the face too!’
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- How much does a labiaplasty cost?
- Anesthesia for a labiapasty
- Labiaplasty procedure
- What are the risks of a labiaplasty?
- Recovering from a labiaplasty
- What are the results of a labiaplasty?
- What is feminine rejuvenation?
- How can feminine rejuvenation help me?
- Choosing a cosmetic surgeon
- Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation Procedures
- Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation
- Get more information about feminine rejuvenation
- What are the different types of vagina?
- What do the different types of vagina look like?
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A MUM-of-one trying to become a real-life Barbie doll has revealed her surgeon has banned her from having any more surgery.
Kerry Miles, 35, from Essex, has splashed £280,000 over the past 10 years on her transformation – including two nose jobs, two boob jobs taking her from a 32B to a 28G, Botox, and fillers in her cheek and lips.
8 Kerry claims she’s the UK’s only ‘verified’ BarbieCredit: Caters News Agency
But her obsession with plastic surgery has gone a step too far for her usual surgeon, who’s banned her from having any more work done.
Kerry says when she came round from the anaesthetic last month after having a £10,000 ‘fantasy nose job’, her surgeon told her that was it.
She told Fabulous Digital: “My current surgeon has barred me from any more surgery. He says I have had too many and he says it is an obsession.
“When I came round from the anaesthetic he said, ‘No more’.”
8 Kerry has had a second rhinoplasty, with her latest dubbed a ‘fantasy nose job’Credit: Kerry Miles
Kerry had a rhinoplasty and a septoplasty, explaining: “Bone was taken away to make my nose look smaller and septoplasty is the tip of my nose made smaller which means even more cartilage taken away.
“The outcome is called a fantasy nose which means it’s more turned up at the tip giving a fairy / Barbie doll look.”
After two nose jobs – including re-shaping her nostrils – Kerry says she’s finally happy with her nose.
8 Kerry says her daughter, Beth, is more of a tomboyCredit: Caters News Agency
Kerry, who claims to be the UK’s only ‘verified’ Barbie, said she’s now looking elsewhere to get her surgery fix.
She said: “I am going to have to find a different surgeon. I have seen a few in Turkey.
“The UK surgeons are quite uptight.”
But she does her research thoroughly now, after a botched filler procedure in 2016 caused her lip to swell up “like liver”.
8 Kerry had to have her lips made smaller before the surgeon would perform her nose jobCredit: Caters News Agency
Kerry had to have the filler dissolved, and she was later told it had been mixed with something, such as baby oil.
She was forced to have her lips re-sculpted and made smaller after her surgeon refused to carry out her second nose job unless she reduced the size of her lips, as there was a risk the filler could migrate to her nose
Kerry, who gave up her job as a vet nurse to try and look like Barbie, said: “I had my lips re-sculpted to a different shape and another nose job.
8 Kerry, pictured here before any plastic surgeryCredit: Caters News Agency
Kerry’s £280k transformation bill
- Two boob jobs going from 32B to a 28G
- Two nose jobs
- Lip and cheek filler
- Hair extensions
- Teeth bleaching
- Non-surgical face-lifts
8 Kerry says she’s unhappy with how she looked before surgeryCredit: Kerry Miles
“I had lots taken off of my nose to make it significantly smaller like the doll and my lips are more up, just like the doll.”
She’s now planning on spending a further £5,000 on ‘cat eye’ surgery later this year to look more like a Barbie doll.
As well as surgery, Kerry has splashed out on hair extensions, teeth bleaching, non-surgical face-lifts, manicures and fake tan to achieve her look, and a corset has also shrunk her waist by five inches.
8 The mum-of-one uses a corset and has shrunk her waist by five inchesCredit: Caters News Agency
And she’s also splurged around £100,000 on a designer wardrobe to look like her idol, Barbie.
Kerry, who breeds Rottweilers, says her obsession with the doll started when she was a little girl.
The mum to teenager, Beth, said: “Barbie was just an obsession when I was growing up.
“I had lots of dolls I never grew out of them. It was a look I always wanted.
“I think I will do this forever. I want to be the human Barbie.”
She tried to make her husband, Darren, change his name to Ken but he refused.
8 Kerry says shes spent £280k on her plastic surgery over the yearsCredit: Rex Features
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Kerry Miles squeezes her botched lips to release the filler she claims is baby oil
What is vaginoplasty and labiaplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a procedure that aims to “tighten up” a vagina that’s become slack or loose from vaginal childbirth or aging. Some surgeons claim it can even improve sensitivity — a claim the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has strongly challenged. While it’s true that vaginal tissues can stretch, surgically tightening the vaginal tissue in itself cannot guarantee a heightened sexual response, since desire, arousal, and orgasm are complex, highly personal responses, conditioned as much by emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal factors as aesthetic ones. In addition, sexual “sensitivity” doesn’t automatically lead to more pleasure – it can actually lead to pain. Labiaplasty, plastic surgery on the labia (the “lips” surrounding the vagina), can be performed alone or with vaginoplasty. Surgery can be performed on the labia major (the larger, outer vaginal lips), or the labia minor (the smaller, inner vaginal lips). Labiaplasty changes the size or shape of the labia, typically making them smaller or correcting an asymmetry between them.
What is a labiaplasty?
The term labiaplasty refers to a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora. It is the most commonly performed vaginal rejuvenation procedure and it can relieve symptoms women experience from twisting and tugging of the labia.
Reasons patients want a labiaplasty
Women opt for surgery for a variety of reasons, including pain from twisting and tugging of the labia when riding a bike or during intercourse, itching, irritation and self-consciousness.
What does a labiaplasty do?
The goal of the procedure is to reduce the labia minora so that they don’t hang below the hair-bearing labia majora. A labiaplasty may be performed to reduce asymmetry when one is longer than the other, or, more commonly, to reduce the length of both labia so that the labia no longer twist, tug or fall out of a bathing suit.
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The average cost of a labiaplasty is $2,924, according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. Please consult with your plastic surgeon’s office to determine your final fee.
Anesthesia for a labiapasty
Labiaplasty is a procedure that can be done under either local anesthesia with oral sedation or under general anesthesia.
The most common type of labiaplasty is the trim procedure, in which the extra tissue is removed and sewn up directly. Next in popularity is the wedge procedure, which maintains a natural border after a pie-shaped piece of tissue has been removed. Extra folds of the clitoral hood can also be reduced at the same time. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.
What are the risks of a labiaplasty?
The risks associated with labiaplasty include those of most surgical procedures, including bleeding, hematoma and infection. The most common complication is over-resection. While some women desire an aggressive reduction, this can result in chronic dryness, scarring at or near the vaginal opening and pain with intercourse. Healing problems are more likely to occur with a wedge procedure, particularly if the patient is exposed to substances that cause blood vessels to shrink.
Recovering from a labiaplasty
Most patients take a week off from work, during which they can reduce swelling and pain by icing with a cold pack sandwiched between the patient’s underpants and an elastic garment, like Spanx. This can be done “twenty minutes on, twenty minutes off.” The patient can also lie with her bottom elevated to reduce swelling.
Patients can resume wearing tampons or having intercourse after four to six weeks. Trim labiaplasty generally allows for a quicker recovery.
While the most distorting swelling is gone by 6 weeks, residual swelling may take six months to disappear.
What are the results of a labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty typically results in shorter labia that no longer hang down below the level of the hair-bearing labia majora. Most patients who experienced symptoms from twisting and tugging of their labia generally find relief after surgery. According to multiple studies, labiaplasty surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent.
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What is feminine rejuvenation?
Feminine rejuvenation procedures reduce, reshape or tighten female genital tissues to help restore a firmer tone and/or a more youthful, symmetrical appearance. Patients choose feminine rejuvenation for cosmetic reasons as well as to improve comfort and alleviate problems caused by vaginal tissue laxity, such as painful intercourse or stress urinary incontinence.
Today, patients have both surgical and non-surgical options for feminine rejuvenation.
How can feminine rejuvenation help me?
Sagging, overly large, or misshapen labia can cause considerable discomfort when wearing certain clothing or exercising, as well as interfere with a woman’s self-confidence. Loss of vaginal tone following childbearing or menopause can lead to issues such as urinary leakage, vaginal dryness, and painful or dissatisfying sexual intercourse.
Feminine rejuvenation can address these issues by restoring a more normal tone and appearance to the vagina and labia. The appropriate procedure, performed by an experienced, board certified cosmetic surgeon, can achieve one or more of the following:
- Help tight clothing and swimsuits fit more comfortably
- Reduce or eliminate stress urinary incontinence
- Alleviate vaginal dryness
- Improve sensation during sex for a patient and her partner
- Provide cosmetic improvements to the genitals
Choosing a cosmetic surgeon
The single most important decision you will make when considering feminine rejuvenation is who will perform your procedure. Surgical procedures such as labiaplasty require highly specialized training and skills to ensure your safety and achieve a successful outcome. Even non-surgical feminine rejuvenation procedures require special training and should only be performed by a highly experienced, licensed medical provider—don’t have these treatments at a spa or other practice without a qualified physician supervising.
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Always check a cosmetic surgeon’s credentials before agreeing to have surgery. Choosing a cosmetic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is a good place to start; ABCS diplomates have undergone a minimum of 1 to 2 years of cosmetic surgery training post-residency and exclusively operate in accredited surgical facilities.
Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation Procedures
Cosmetic surgeons perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures to restore tone, improve appearance, and improve function of vaginal tissues.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure and is typically the most appropriate procedure to treat the following:
- Overly large or misshapen labia
- Moderate to severe sagging in labial tissues
- Significant cosmetic issues that bother a patient
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, typically performed using general anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the labia majora, labia minora, or both, excess tissue is removed, the remaining tissue tightened and shaped to restore symmetry, and incisions are closed with sutures.
Recovery is relatively straightforward for most patients. Discomfort after surgery is typically mild and easily controlled with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. Patients typically return to work within 3 to 5 days and resume exercise within 2 to 3 weeks. Sexual intercourse is permitted after about one month.
Results of labiaplasty are long-lasting. Although labial tissues may begin to sag again due to normal age-related changes, this is usually mild in comparison to what patients would have experienced without surgery.
Other Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Options
In addition to labiaplasty, select cosmetic surgeons are experienced in and perform other specialized vaginal rejuvenation procedures:
- Vaginoplasty: surgically tightens loose or stretched vaginal muscles. Results can last for many years; best suited for women who do not plan to have more children
- Clitoral hood reduction: removes excess tissue over the clitoris to improve sexual experiences and/or alleviate discomfort caused by an enlarged clitoral hood.
- Mons pubis reduction: removes excess fat and skin from the mons pubis to restore a more streamlined appearance to the pelvic area.
Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments provide women with an alternative to surgery that achieves results nearly as quickly, if not for as long. These treatments use highly focused energy, either radiofrequency or laser, to invoke tissue contraction and promote collagen production in the vulvovaginal tissues.
Current FDA-cleared non-surgical feminine rejuvenation treatments include ThermiVA, FemiLift and FemiTight. All are essentially non-invasive—no incisions, tissue ablation, or needles are involved, although certain treatments use an instrument that is inserted internally (much like a transvaginal ultrasound device).
Benefits of non-surgical feminine rejuvenation
- Treatments typically take less than 15 minutes to perform
- Many patients notice significant improvements within 1 to 2 days after treatment, which continue to improve with time
- No downtime is needed; even sexual intercourse can be resumed the same day
- Results can last up to 1 year before another round of treatments are needed
- Can significantly improve:
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse
- Sexual pleasure for patient and partner
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation can be a great option for women suffering the effects of vaginal atrophy; however, it is not an optimal solution for every patient. Limitations include:
- Multiple treatments are typically needed for optimal results
- Results are temporary, lasting up to 1 year
- May not be effective to treat significant tissue laxity or severely sagging labia
Get more information about feminine rejuvenation
When performed by a highly qualified provider, feminine rejuvenation procedures can help a woman feel more comfortable and confident in her body, enhancing many aspects of her life. The best way to learn more is to meet with a board certified cosmetic surgeon for a consultation. You can find qualified cosmetic surgeons in your area by using our ABCS Find-a-Surgeon tool.
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VAGINAS come in all different shapes and sizes – but according to one expert, women tend to fall into one of five categories.
And contrary to popular belief, the most common vagina is not a neat Barbie-like package with everything tucked in.
6 A former bikini waxer has revealed the five different types of vaginas she came across during her careerCredit: Getty Images
What are the different types of vagina?
Instead there are a range of shapes that waxing professional Mel, who is keeping her surname anonymous to protect her clients, witnessed.
Her categories don’t just focus on the vagina, but the outer region as a whole, which includes the labia majora (the outer lips) and the labia minora (the inner lips).
She has named the five Ms. Curtains, Ms. Barbie, Ms. Tulip, Ms. Horseshoe and Ms. Puffs.
What do the different types of vagina look like?
6 This is the most common shape, where the labia minora peek out from in between the labia majoraCredit: Kylah Benes-Trapp
The most common shape she saw is the Ms. Curtains shape, which is when the labia minora peek out from in between the labia majora.
While many people think that everything tucked in is common, this frequently-seen package may not be entirely symmetrical.
Mel said: “Your vagina is perfect. It’s just like a curtain. You wouldn’t hate your house if it had ugly curtains.”
6 Many people think the labia minora (the inner lips) being fully tucked inside the labia majora (the outer lips) is the most common shape on a woman, but it’s actually very rareCredit: Kylah Benes-Trapp
In contrast, the rarest shape was a type she has named Ms. Barbie, where the labia minora are completely concealed from view inside the labia majora.
Despite it being the type she saw least frequently during her career, Mel said that many people think that this is what a classic, normal vagina looks like.
Many celebrities have spoken out about getting designer vaginas, which have everything tucked in.
6 Women who have the Ms. Tulip have a labia minora which is slightly visible between the labia majoraCredit: Kylah Benes-Trapp
Another common shape she witnessed was Ms. Tulip, which was named as the labia minora resemble a tulip about to bloom.
Women with the Ms. Tulip shape have a labia minora which is slightly visible between the labia majora.
It is a more tucked-in version of Ms. Curtains.
6 Those with Ms. Horseshoe have a vagina opening that looks wider at the top, revealing the labia minoraCredit: Kylah Benes-Trapp
Meanwhile, clients with the Ms. Horseshoe have a vagina opening that looks wider at the top.
This means that the labia minora is slightly revealed and may be seen.
Ms. Horseshoe has a labia majora that closes at the bottom, resembling the shape of a horseshoe.
6 This shape is similar to the Ms. Barbie shape, but with the lips of the vagina sitting lower on the pubic boneCredit: Kylah Benes-Trapp
Finally, Ms. Puffs is similar to Ms. Barbie but with the lips of the vagina sitting lower on the pubic bone.
As the name suggests, the surrounding area may be slightly more protruding.
The labia minora is tucked away in this style.
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As well as revealing the different shapes of women’s privates, Mel also shared that the way the lips hang is not affected by weight or the age.
Speaking to Elite Daily, she said: “This is just to help women understand this weird ‘secret’ we keep from our friends and society at large is not as scandalous or peculiar as we may have thought.
“Moral of the story is that every vagina is different, but it shares a sisterhood with all other vaginas, and nobody should feel strange or abnormal.”
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Hence, not every vagina will fall within these categories but after looking at hundreds of vaginas, safe to say Mel’s able to narrow it down to five.
“This isn’t a mathematical algorithm. This is just to help women understand this weird ‘secret’ (the appearance of our vaginas) we keep from our friends and society at large is not as scandalous or peculiar as we may have thought,” she said.
FYI, the word vagina refers to the hole but Mel is describing the shapes involving both the inner and outer labia.
Now that’s cleared, time to take peek down there and know your type of vagina!
1. Ms. Barbie
Source: Kylah Benes-Trapp
Although this what most of us depict a vagina as, it is however also the most uncommon! Ms. Barbie’s labia minora (the inner lips) are hidden by the labia majora (the outer lips). While the lips rest up against the pelvic bone.
2. Ms. Curtains
Source: Kylah Benes-Trapp
For Ms. Curtains, the vagina’s labia minora (inner lips) extends out of the labia majora (outer lips). Be it a little bit or a lot, depending on the individual. Surprisingly, this is the most common type of vagina and has the characteristics of other types of vaJJ too!
3. Ms. Puffs
Source: Kylah Benes-Trapp
Ms. Puffs may look alike to Ms. Barbie, but the lips sit much lower and can be either full, puffed up or thin and loose. Some say this has something to do with age or the weight of the woman but Mel says, it has nothing to do with it.
4. Ms Horseshoe
Source: Kylah Benes-Trapp
This type of vagina’s opening spreads wider at the top, in which it exposes the labia minora. Also, the labia majora touches close to the bottom. In fact, it actually looks like a horseshoe!
5. Ms. Tulip
Source: Kylah Benes-Trapp
This kind of looks like a flower about to bloom, hence the name tulip! The labia minora is slightly exposed throughout the whole length of the labia majora. Now the difference between Ms. Curtain and this is that the inner lips are both exposed and contained.
She then summed it all up with, “Moral of the story is that every vagina is different, but it shares a sisterhood with all other vaginas, and nobody should feel strange or abnormal. Just because you haven’t met your sister vagina yet doesn’t mean she isn’t out there.”
So ladies, don’t be shy to give some TLC to your lady area!
Woman to undergo third surgery for the ‘perfect Barbie vagina’
This gal is putting her money where her crotch is.
Star Delguidice — who prides herself on being a “real-life doll” — is traveling from the United Kingdom to Turkey, where she will pay over $6,400 for an operation the clinic calls “The Barbie Vagina.”
“The surgery will enable me to have the most perfect vagina, just like Barbie,” says Delguidice, 32. “Despite the large cost, it’s something I can’t stop thinking about.”
The vaginoplasty, explains Delguidice, involves “tucking up” the vagina in the hopes of “making it as small and tight as possible, while neatening it all from the outside.” The operation is usually performed on women who have had children, but Delguidice tells Caters News she’s getting the designer redux in December as a Christmas gift to herself.
Her surgeon — Bulent Cihantimur, MD of DoctorB Clinic in Istanbul — claims his clinic is the only medical practice in the world that performs this surgery, which involves “reducing the length of the labia minora” and transferring “autologous fat to the labia majora” for “rejuvenation, brightness and also beautification.”
The result, Cihantimur explains, is a more firm and contoured genital area.
Delguidice says she spends $39,000 annually on lip and cheek fillers and Botox.Instagram
“Other surgeons offer labioplasty or vagina surgery but my difference is the technique I use, the way and the location of the transferring the fat into the body and the stage of preparation,” Cihantimur says. “This technique turns her vagina into her teenager times.”
Delguidice says this will be the third operation she has on her lady bits, amounting to just a fraction of the $257,000 she’s already spent on cosmetic procedures over the years.
“I’m hopeful that the surgery will be the third and final operation on my vagina as Doctor B, Op. Bülent Cihantimu is world-famous for his surgery and I’m so excited,” she says.
Delguidice once announced on TV that she feared her bottom would explode.Caters News
The self-described surgery addict has spent over a quarter-million on surgery in her hopes of looking like a real-life Barbie, having undergone a litany of procedures over the years. The 32-year-old says she’s had breast implants, liposuction, four nose jobs, jaw and forehead contouring, two eyebrow lifts, nipple reduction, eyelash treatment, veneers and a surgical lip lift, to name a few.
“Due to the amount of surgery I’ve had, I often get people staring at me in the street but I don’t care,” she says. “I’m proud of the amount of plastic surgery I have had and I’ll never stop as it’s part of who I am.”
Delguidice plans to also have her butt implants changed next year because she’s not happy with her current booty.
Last year, Delguidice, who used to work as a stripper and dominatrix, said her butt implants were giving her “anxiety” because they were too big. She also appeared on ITV’s “This Morning,” where she revealed she was afraid they were going to explode.
In addition to her cosmetic surgery, Delguidice says she spends nearly $200 a month on facials and nearly $39,000 annually on lip and cheek fillers and Botox.
“Some people might think I’m mad — but I love the plastic Barbie look,” she says.