A high-flying technology expert who has had £15,000 of filler injected into his face in an attempt to look like Barbie has admitted his appearance often puts women off.
Honza Šimša, 26, from Brno, Czech Republic, is sexually attracted to women and dresses in standard office attire for work, but in his spare time prefers to wear false lashes, heels and colourful wigs.
He describes himself as a fan of the ‘plastic, doll-like look’ and currently has 90ml of filler in his face.
Some of the monthly injections to his lips, cheeks and chin are administered to him for free by a qualified friend.
Honza said: ‘I might dress and look this way, but in my mind, I’m a man.
‘I’m attracted to women, but some girls do have a problem with my look, as it can be confusing for them. I am single right now, and perfectly fine with that.
‘I like the girls I date to have the same look – the plastic Barbie-doll look. I still liked myself when I looked more typically masculine, but I am even happier now and would still like to have more surgery.’
He idolised models on Instagram such as Candy Charms for years, before altering his own appearance to become more Barbie-like.
Honza said: ‘At the time, I looked and dressed like a guy, but I would always imagine what I could do to get a more feminine face.
‘Eventually, I made the decision that I wanted to be like a plastic doll. I like girls who look that way and I wanted to look that way myself.’
In 2017 he took the plunge and had his first injection and, having been impressed with the results, soon booked in more.
He estimates that had he paid for all of his injections, he would have paid £15,000 by now, and he’s not stopping any time soon.
Despite his young age, Honza has already had Botox and just before the coronavirus lockdown he travelled to Slovakia for a £2,274 lip lift operation.
Honza said: ‘I had wanted the procedure for a while, as it makes lips look much bigger than if you were just to have filler.
‘It took me some time to find the right surgeon. I spoke with several and many thought that what I wanted wasn’t possible.
‘Then, I found a doctor in Slovakia who was able to help. During the procedure, he cut the skin around my top lip and pulled it about 9mm higher up my face.
‘The recovery was tough, but I was really pleased with the results.’
When he first began his visual transformation, Honza said he was subject to staring and cruel comments.
He said: ‘Some people still have very old-fashioned attitudes and because I looked like a guy, but have big lips and wear make up, I would get a lot of attention – which was not always positive.
‘Now that I have had more surgery and look more like a girl, people tend not to react as much.
‘I know my look is extreme and, because I have had problems with jobs in the past because of it, now when I go to work, I look masculine, wear manly clothes and no make up.’
Honza is currently single after a bout of depression made him realise he is happier not dating right now, but he hasn’t given up hope of finding an open-minded woman one day.
‘When I felt depressed, I didn’t want a relationship,’ he said. ‘I felt like any woman I dated would end up looking after me and being more like my doctor than my girlfriend,’ he said.
‘Now, I feel really good and am happy to be single.
‘I have a very busy life and some women can have a problem with my look or find the fact that I am a man, who likes to look like Barbie, complicated.’
Honza has been documenting his journey on Instagram and has so far amassed more than 5,000 followers.
He has even launched his own range of lashes and Barbie-style clothing, called Oye Your Spice.
Speaking out about his own journey, Honza hopes it will stop people judging him based on his appearance – especially as he plans on having further treatments.
‘I’m not done yet. I want a new nose and I also want to get bum implants, to make my body look more S-shaped – almost as if it has been PhotoShopped.
‘I try to ignore the people who are negative to me. People judge what they see on the surface – but they don’t know me as a person.
‘Yes, I am a guy that looks like Barbie, but that doesn’t mean people should be nasty. Being different should be celebrated, not judged.’