Posted on Jan 04, 2012 @ 10:30AM
Sarah Burge, a 51-year-old plastic surgery enthusiast known in England as “The Human Barbie,” gave her 7-year-old daughter Poppy, a gift certificate worth more than $10,900 as a Christmas present.
"I put the voucher in her stocking -- there's nothing wrong with that," the MailOnline.com reported mom Sarah saying, noting that Poppy "asks for surgery all the time.”
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"She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy," Sarah explained, comparing the investment to "like saving money for her education."
The St. Neots, Cambridgeshire native -- a wealthy entrepreneur who claims to have spent more than $1,000,000 on her own plastic surgeries -- came into prominence last year when she admitted teaching Poppy how to dance on a pole.
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The mother admits to also having given grade school age Poppy a voucher for breast implants for when she turns 16.
"Poppy begged me for a boob job," Sarah told Closer magazine in 2010. "If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it."
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Poppy said that when she got the voucher, “It was a dream come true -- all my friends were jealous. I can't wait to be like Mummy with big boobs ... they're pretty."
At the time, Sarah acknowledged that "some people think it's controversial, and I get angry when strangers say I'm a bad mother, because I don't think there's any harm in giving her this gift.”
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She justified her actions, saying, “Looks are a big part of how our futures pan out -- there shouldn't be a stigma around wanting to look good."
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"I put the voucher in her stocking - there's nothing wrong with that," Sarah tells Mail Online, adding that Poppy asks "for surgery all the time."
"She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy," says Burge.
Well, sure. Jumper cables, emergency cash and liposuction. Every girl's survival kit.
"I see these vouchers as investing in her future - like saving money for her education," Burge continues. She also gave Poppy a voucher for a boob job for her seventh birthday.
This is so many kinds of wrong. Her daughter is beautiful, can't she just teach Poppy to love herself the way she is?
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"Human Barbie" Sarah Burge gave her daughter Poppy a $10,000 voucher for breast augmentation surgery for her seventh birthday, UK tabloid Closer reports.
Sarah explained, "Poppy begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she's 16, when it's legal. If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it." Sounds like a reasonable, open-ended gift. Poppy, for her part, said, "I can't wait to be like Mummy with big boobs. They're pretty."
Poppy also received a computer, pink Swarovski crystal ring and matching necklace and a spa weekend from her mother.
The 50-year-old has supposedly dropped more than $800,000 on her own plastic surgeries and plans to have her daughter watch her next series of treatments, slated for later this year. Burge remarked, "I want Poppy to see what will happen. Some people think it's controversial and I get angry when strangers say I'm a bad mother because I don't think there's any harm in giving her this gift."
She added, "Poppy is a normal kid who is good at sports and loves playing outside. Girls don't want Snow White and Cinderella any more....I'm just supporting her and making her dreams come true."
And, really, isn't that all a mother can do?
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(Via the Daily Mail)