Samantha Pavey is such a big fan of Mattel’s Barbie doll, she named her daughter Barbie Pavey. The mother of three from Peterborough, England spends much of her time primping Barbie to look like the doll in makeup, fake eyelashes, hair extensions, and princess dresses.
Barbie has been competing in beauty pageants since she was 7 years old. Her mother spends over 530a month on makeup and clothing. While it is costly, family and friends help pay for the items. Barbie even tans.
“On a pageant day she wears more make-up than me when I go on a night out. She always has false nails, we use stick on ones so we can get them off in time for school,” says Samantha. “We dont go to a pageant without tan on its not worth doing.”
Samantha says her daughter loves participating in the pageants and wishes that they would have started sooner.
“Shes the pushy one, not me,” says Samantha. “She nags me, ‘I want to do this pageant,’ ‘I want to wear this.’ She chooses her own look and outfits, Id never put her in anything she didnt feel comfortable in.”
While Barbie gets adorned and dolled up for her monthly pageants, Samantha is sure to send her to school makeup free. Samantha admits some people don’t agree with Barbie doing the pageants at such a young age.
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