Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll.

Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4.

Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember.

“I would always sit down when I went to the bathroom, I never stood up, it felt like I was born with the wrong genitals even at that age,” Exotika told Caters.

“I was confused and ashamed. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. Back then I had no knowledge of being trans and it was a secret I kept from everyone,” she added.

Exotika was bullied in school but didn’t let the name calling or regular beatdowns get in the way of her dream of becoming a real-life Barbie.

After school, Exotika would put on makeup, wear short-shorts and hit up drag bars where she met other transgender people for the first time.

She began taking illegal hormones and underwent sex reassignment surgery when she was 19.


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“All I wanted was to be able to look in the mirror and escape the pain I had as a child and look like a totally different person,” she told Caters of her decision to have surgery.

Her obsession with perfection drove her to have six nose jobs, multiple eye surgeries, hairline surgeries, breast implants, calf implants, botox and several other expensive procedures.

Exotika has spent more than $1 million on her makeover and doesn’t regret forking over a single penny on the “gallons of silicone” in her body.

“It’s all paid off, because while traveling the world everywhere I go people look at me and say ‘Wow, look at her body, she looks like Barbie’ and always want to take pictures with me,” she said.

“When I walk down the street with my hair in a long ponytail, hot pink lipstick, shades, jeans and a crop-top, girls say ‘Oh my god, you look just like Barbie’ — that’s how I know I’m accomplishing my dream,” she added.

Exotika, who previously started America’s first transgender pop group “Secret Girls,” said her next goal is to afford a pink BMW convertible and find a dream man to go with it.

“I’m still optimistic on the relationship front — hopefully, one day I’ll find my Ken. I’m looking for a tall, super hot, straight muscular man. I love tattoos and pretty boys that look like Ken Doll,” she said.

Exotika has stardom as well as love on her mind, and her extreme makeover has landed her a role on the small screen.


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Exotika joins others like her on an upcoming reality TV show called “Plastics of Hollywood,” a real-life dollhouse showcasing people who have collectively spent over $4 million changing their appearances.

“When I saw Nikki’s transformation, I realized she had been through more plastic surgery than probably anyone else,” said Marcela Iglesias, manager of “Plastics of Hollywood.”

“A lot of people I know who were bullied at school take antidepressant medication, but Nikki instead continued to follow her dream and become who she wanted, ” she added.

The cast of 12 human dolls also includes Rodrigo Alves, Kim Kardashian doppelganger Jennifer Pamplona, Alien doll Vinny Ohh and Britney wannabe Bryan Ray.

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