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My Strange Addiction: I'm a Living Doll -- a Must-See, One-Hour Premiere
Living-doll-venus-200x300A new season of My Strange Addiction premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 1 with a special one-hour premiere. In I'm a Living Doll, meet Justin, Venus and Emily: three individuals who go to extreme physical and behavioral efforts to live as dolls.
Despite criticism and concern from their families and friends, Justin and Emily are committed to transforming their bodies into doll-like forms. Venus, who's only 16, prides herself on a "dolly" appearance that comes naturally. Her mother works as her manager to promote Venus through photography, video and public appearances.
Justin does not work; rather, he earns money modeling and accepts plastic surgeries as gifts. He's had 115 procedures, including bicep implants and rhinoplasty. Justin has toyed with the idea of permanent eyeliner, and he's currently sculpting and building a custom six-pack implant. It will transform his body -- if he can find a doctor willing to put the implant in. He calls his lifestyle the ultimate thrill, and he's not sure he'll ever be done changing his appearance to match the aesthetic perfection of a doll.
While Emily has never had surgery, she's not opposed to the idea. For now, she achieves her doll-like appearance with special contact lenses, long wigs and a special wardrobe full of corsets. She's even begun eating smaller portions and avoiding the sun to maintain a small figure and porcelain complexion. Emily feels more confident dressed like a doll, though she finds it a challenge to convince her family and prospective employers that she should be taken seriously.
Venus sees her doll-like appearance as a natural blessing that's a huge career opportunity. Along with her mom Margaret, Venus creates popular YouTube videos and is pursuing a path as a doll model in Japan. While some may see her life as lonely -- Venus spends all her time working with her mother -- she's happy to be doing what she loves.
Will Justin, Emily and Venus find acceptance and success in their living doll lifestyles? Find out when My Strange Addiction: I'm a Living Doll premieres on Jan. 1, 9|8c, launching an all-new season of My Strange Addiction.
MOM Margaret Palermo: