The Life of Human Barbie
Are you OK with fans posting your pictures online when you take selfies with them?
Well, recently I’ve been photographed often from the wrong angle so it looks like I have a heavy jaw, for example, or something like that, and I don’t like myself. And I don’t like it when I don’t look like I do in real life. If it’s a selfie, I ask for the phone so I can hold it myself. If I can see myself, I can pose in a way that I like.
You take a lot of selfies. Any tips for taking good ones?
The most important thing is for the light to fall directly on the face. If it’s from the side at all, the photograph is doomed to fail.
How many do you usually take before you’re happy with posting it?
Maybe five, no less. I use the filters on Instagram. Many of my girlfriends use other filters, but I don’t really understand all that, so I just use the standard filters. [I don’t photoshop] my Instagram pictures because I think for Instagram it’s better to have natural photos.
You often use the #Barbie hashtag on your photos. Why, if you don’t like being compared to a doll?
When people look for me, they look for me with that hashtag, so. I’m the most popular [Barbie] copy in the world. When people say “Barbie,” it’s clear that it’s associated with me, not anyone else. So that’s why I use that hashtag — so people can find me this way.