TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” tackles the phenomenon of living dolls when it returns for a new season starting Wednesday (New Years Day) at 9/8c.
Over the past four seasons, the docu-series has taken on some of the most unbelievable obsessions, compulsions and lifestyles. And its take on living dolls certainly lives up to its reputation.
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On the one-hour premiere episode, viewers will meet three people at different stages of emulating dolls in their actual lives: Justin, Venus and Emily. From obsessive diets, to fitting in uncomfortably tight corsets, to wearing eye-enlarging contact lenses, and even radical plastic surgery procedures, they’ll go to extremes to fit the doll mold.
In TheWrap’s exclusive sneak peek, you’ll meet Venus. At 16, she has become a YouTube star with dozens of videos that show her fans how she keeps up the lifestyle – from makeup and fashion tips to Japanese anime-like videos.
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Although she wears a good amount of makeup and eye-enlarging contact lenses, Venus is proud of the fact that she doesn’t have to resort to plastic surgery to look like a living doll. She has natural doll-like features and a high, pitchy voice.
Meet Venus in the video above.