A TINY pink table stands next to a petite pink and silver chair.
And the small-scale sofa is barely big enough for the artfully arranged blush pink cushions.
For most, this undersized pink and plastic furniture would be infuriating.
But for living doll, Rachel Evans, it is all perfectly in proportion.
With her tiny waist, slim legs and petite frame, Rachel — better known as the “Human Barbie” — loves living as her idol.
Rachel, 48, who weighs 8st and is a size six, has spent almost two decades transforming herself to look like the plastic doll — and has just had her 105th procedure.
The 5ft 6in mum of one has spent an incredible £35,000 on plastic surgery, including £500 on a non-surgical facelift last month.
And she already has another seven ops planned ahead of her 50th birthday.
Rachel says: “I want to be the most plastic woman in the world by the time I’m 50. The line in the Barbie Girl song, ‘Life in plastic, it’s fantastic’, that’s my motto.”
Rachel, who lives in Bromley, South London, became hooked on cosmetic procedures at 35 after spending decades feeling self-conscious about her looks.
She says: “I was bullied in school for how I looked. I was pale, skinny and used to wear bows in my hair.
“The other children would say, ‘You look like a china doll and I want to break your face’. That’s how I got my nose broken.”
After leaving school, Rachel spent most of her 20s struggling to come to terms with her identity.
Rachel recalls: “I dressed like a boy to hide the fact that I looked like a doll. I used to buy all my clothes from charity shops.”
‘I feel more authentic when my face is vacant’
Remembering the time she hit rock bottom, she breaks down in tears as she says: “I felt like a freak. I was so uncomfortable in my skin I even contemplated suicide.”
But she credits having her son Rees, now 18, with helping to change her outlook.
Rachel, a supervisor in a fashion boutique, says: “When I had my son it gave me a purpose. I thought, ‘I’m a mum now. This is what I’m meant to do’.”
The first treatment she tried was Botox and she was thrilled with the results.
Rachel says: “It was a great way to erase the pain I saw on my face. I always feel more authentic when my face is vacant.”
The comparisons with Barbie began after she dyed her naturally dark hair blonde.
It was around this time she had an epiphany after discovering the Barbie motto: “We Girls Can Do Anything”.
Rachel then decided to “morph into Barbie” and set about reinventing herself.
She followed up the Botox with lip fillers, a non-surgical nose job, a facelift and a boob job, going from a size 30A to a 30DD.
Rachel says: “Before, I was completely flat-chested.
“Most people tend to go for the teardrop-shape implants because they look more natural but I wanted them round as though they had been glued on like Barbie’s.”
Her most recent procedure — a non-surgical facelift — involved lifting different parts of the face with specialised threads.
Rachel says: “It’s the third time I’ve had it done and it yanks up saggy skin around the cheeks, mouth and jaw area to give me the plastic, doll-like expression permanently.
“A lot of Hollywood stars have it done because it doesn’t involve cutting your face and it gives the same, if not better, results.
“Due to all of the surgeries I have had in the past, my recovery time is just two days and I’ve got very good at being resistant to pain.
“I was back to work a day after the facelift and used make-up to cover the minor bruising I had.”
She plans to have the non-surgical facelift for a fourth time before she turns 50 and wants to have the procedure done on other parts of her body, including her neck.
Rachel, who has also been working as a Barbie lookalike for a year, says: “I’ve never had anything done to my neck and it’s starting to sag. I’d hate to have a turkey neck.
“You can also get a bum lift. The gym can only do so much for you as the muscles are never as tight at my age as when you’re in your 20s.”
She will follow it up with a second non-surgical nose job, known as a “nose filler” because it involves injections to make the nose appear thinner and more refined.
‘I want to be one of the most nipped and tucked faces in the world’
On top of that, Rachel has “maintenance” procedures, including Botox every three months, lip fillers every four months and fillers in her cheeks once a year, in order to maintain her Barbie body.
She says: “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.”
She also goes to the gym three times a week and spends around £200 a month on beauty treatments including hair extensions, nails and fake tan.
Thanks to her age-defying looks, strangers often think Rachel, who claims to be the UK’s oldest Barbie, is much younger than she is.
She says: “Guys in their 20s come up to me and try to chat me up and when I tell them my age they don’t believe me.
“My face is ageing in reverse and my strict diet of steamed fish and vegetables keeps my body bikini-ready all year long.
“I’m proof 50 is the new 30.”
Despite getting plenty of male attention, Rachel, who split from Rees’ father when she was pregnant, has been single for the past seven years after separating from her long-term partner.
She says: “I’ve been searching for my Ken but if I’m honest I’ve almost given up.
“In fact, being single is good anti-ageing for the face because my heart is on ice. It’s frozen, just like my face.”
The aspiring actress has her sights set on starring in the upcoming live-action Barbie movie, despite the role of the iconic doll having already gone to Hollywood actress Margot Robbie.
Rachel insists: “I really believe as a lookalike I’m up there. I will get a cameo in the Barbie film.”
As well as transforming her looks, Rachel has turned her rented three-bed flat into a real-life Barbie house.
Since moving in six years ago, she has decorated it from top to bottom in pink, as well as kitting it out with the fun-sized furniture.
Rachel has her own dressing area where she can browse through the rails of her Barbie branded outfits.
She even has plans to buy a replica of the box that the plastic doll comes in to help get her more into character.
Rachel says: “I’ve seen a life-size wooden box that would be perfect.”
She says Rees, who splits his time between living with her and his father, supports everything she does.
Rachel says: “He’s very private and isn’t on social media, but he is my biggest fan.”
Though not everyone is keen on her Barbie looks and she admits she often gets abuse online and on the street.
‘People buy designer handbags, so why can’t I have a designer face?’
Rachel says: “People have called me disgusting.
“They think I’m a freak but the plastic fantastic look is normal for me.
“People buy designer handbags, so why can’t I have a designer face?”
For Rachel, though, it isn’t just about how Barbie looks that appeals to her.
She says: “I love everything about what she represents.
“She is kind-hearted with a positive energy, inspiring and giving hope to people.
“What’s behind the plastic fantastic look is more substantive, which is what I represent.
“When people give me dirty looks, I just channel Barbie and smile back at them.”
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And now her son is grown up, she says she intends to devote more of her time to being Barbie.
Rachel says: “I want to go into schools and help underprivileged kids find their happy place. By being Barbie, I can do that.
“I want to travel the world and spread the Barbie message.”
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