Woman spends over €220k trying to look like Barbie
A MUM-OF-FOUR pursues 'plastic perfection’ - and has spent over €224,000 to perfect her Barbie doll look.
Amanda Love, 39, has already had three boob jobs and is planning another to inflate her 30H boobs to a massive 30MM.
Spending approximately €12,900 a year on her extensive beauty regime, Amanda also has regular Botox injections and fillers and frequently gets her lips pumped with collagen.
Amanda, from Cumbernauld, Scotland, said: “I feel this passion for plastic perfection, so everything is perfected, I wanted this lift, the flawless face, smooth skin, big lips, the doll kind of look.
“When I was younger I used to play with my Barbie dolls and I used to play being a Barbie. And I remember watching Baywatch; Pamela Anderson was my idol and I wanted to look like her.”
Looking significantly younger than her 39 years, it’s hard to believe married Amanda is mum to four children - Tegan, 18, from a previous relationship, and Logan, 14, Cruz, seven and one-year-old Cash with her second husband crane operator Paul Sweeney.
Enjoying a close relationship with her two teen daughters, Amanda has even been mistaken for being their older sister.
Eldest daughter Tegan said: “People mistake us all the time for being sisters. They think we are the same age! Even when I was at school, people would say ‘oh your mum she looks like your sister.’"
But in spite of her raunchy looks, stay-at-home mum Amanda is more likely to be found making the kids tea rather than on nights out partying.
She said: “I keep my circle small- if my kids are happy and I’m happy that’s all that matters.”
Alongside her mum duties, Amanda’s beauty routine takes up a lot of her time.
Amanda said: “I get a blow dry once a week, my roots done every three weeks, my nails every two weeks and a facial every couple of weeks as well. And then my eyelashes and threading on my eyebrows I get done all the time.
“I don’t wear makeup during the day because I’ve got it tattooed on and I don’t actually like wearing it!”
Before embarking on her quest for “plastic perfection” Amanda was a fresh-faced model with a slight frame and A-cup bust. She left Scotland aged 16 to pursue a career in modelling but never felt comfortable with her looks.
She said: “I was a size zero with no boobs at all.
“All my friends in LA had big boobs and I was so jealous I didn’t have that but my partner at the time didn’t want me to as he liked me looking natural.”
After their daughter Tegan was born, Amanda returned home to introduce the newest member of the family to her parents and brother. Ultimately the relationship broke down with Amanda choosing to stay in the UK with the family she had missed so much while in the US.
Amanda said: “Back in Scotland I had to go to the hospital, I was so skinny it was making me ill and I needed to get healthy again. My relationship wasn’t working so for my health and happiness I knew I needed to be home in Scotland with my family.”
Despite her lack of catering skills, Amanda started working in her mum’s canteen. After serving one of the regulars, Paul, a still-frozen hash brown, he joked he’d forgive her if she would go out with him.
Paul said: “When I first met Amanda, she had no plastic surgery at all; blonde hair, beautiful eyes and a beautiful smile.
“I’ve always thought Amanda was beautiful and I loved her before she had any surgery.”
The pair’s instant chemistry saw them dating almost immediately and after just three months together Amanda revealed her boob job plans to Paul.
She said: “He supported my decision – he used to have posters of glamour models on his walls, so yeah he was really into it!”
Amanda’s parents were also supportive of Amanda’s wish and, together with Paul who funded the first augmentation, she inflated her breasts to a 30C.
“After the surgery I woke up and cried because they were so small, I was so disappointed. I wanted these big round boobies and they weren’t big enough.”
Vowing to go bigger in the future, Amanda continued her extensive Botox and filler regime, but life as a mum took over and after mourning the death of her mother and then her brother, thoughts of a second boob job didn’t re-emerge until after the birth of Cruz in 2008, when Amanda went up to a 30DD and then again last year when she went up to a 30H, following the birth of her second son Cash.
But Amanda hasn’t finished and has returned to her modeling roots to raise money for yet another boob job.
She said: “It started off with me taking pictures in nice dresses and putting them on Instagram. I was getting more and more likes. Now I get fan mail and followers from all over the world. It’s crazy!”
The sexy mama has amassed thousands of followers dressing up in PVC and lingerie – with Paul frequently taking the photos.
And Amanda’s sexy snaps haven’t gone unnoticed by her children either.
Daughter Logan said: “A lot of the boys at school say things that aren’t really nice, that she always gets her boobs out and that she does porn, which she doesn’t. Sometimes I shout stuff back. It’s hard when they say stuff like that.”
Older daughter Tegan is also reluctant for her mum to have yet more surgery.
She said: “I don’t think mum needs to get anything done, I think she was beautiful before and every time she gets something done I get quite upset.”
However the self-confessed surgery addict says she has no intention of stopping.
Amanda said: “I don’t think I will ever stop having surgery. It’s my goal to look plastic. Next I want to get some my ribs removed so I have a tiny, tiny waist."
“I’m not going to grow old gracefully. I’ll still be doing this at 70! I’ll end up cracking one day or something!"