Interest Doll Model Venus Palermo Interviewed on Daily Mail Website
The 15 year-old London girl Venus Palermo, whose anime-inspired, doll-like appearance has been the subject of media criticism in Britain, has given a lengthy interview to the Daily Mail website, available here. Written by Kathryn Knight, the article is headlined, "The truth about THAT 15-year-old human Barbie from South London who (with her mother's approval) has become a disturbing internet phenomenon."
According to the article, Venus was raised alone by her mother in Switzerland, before they moved to Tenerife and later London. "In 2008 they went to Japan, where Venus first encountered the cult of ‘anime’ — highly stylised cartoons — that inspired her look," the Mail claims.
The paper also says that, "Such has been the growing interest in her unusual appearance that, in recent weeks, she has been approached with a number of potentially lucrative commercial offers, including becoming the face of a skin-care line in Japan."