A lot of girls enjoy dressing up their dolls, but a 15-year-old London teenager gets her kicks dressing up like her dolls.
She's Venus Angelic and she is becoming the latest Internet cult figure thanks to her bizarre YouTube videos. Angelic teaches viewers how to make themselves look like a ball-jointed doll and offers other strange makeup tips.
"Some people were asking me, 'how do you do your makeup?' and I decided to put a tutorial on YouTube," Angelic told the cast of RightThisMinute, a daily syndicated TV show that focuses on the strangest clips hitting the Internet.
Angelic has been dressing up like her doll for two years and was inspired by a love of Japanese anime culture that started when she lived in Japan for a couple of years, according to RightThisMinute producer Betsy Gessel.
"She's not Japanese," Gessell told HuffPost Weird News. "But she spent some time there and it influenced her."
It not only influenced her look, but also her voice, which sounds like a babyish version of Yoko Ono. Angelic insists it's real.
"Yes, of course it's my real voice," Angelic told RightThisMinute. "I think [it sounds that way] because I speak five languages and all the accents mix together."
Gessell, who spoke with Angelic at length is more skeptical.
"She's not Asian. She's western," Gessell said. "Her mom had an almost German accent. I also think she really is a teenager, but, in some ways, she does seem wise beyond her years."
As far as Angelic's mom is concerned, she does approve of her daughter's dollish ways.
"She actually thinks it's cute to wear cute and frilly clothes," Angelic said. "I don't think that I will ever stop. I think I will grow in my style and just keep doing what I love."
As Angelic grows in her style, Gessell predicts so will her popularity.
"She has influenced a lot of people," Gessell said. "[Dressing like a doll] is something a lot of people think about and she's making it safe."
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