A woman who spent a small fortune on ultra-realistic dolls has spoken out about her unusual hobby and revealed what her friends think about it.
Kam is an office manager and a mother-of-three from Florida who spent $20,000 on reborn dolls designed to resemble humans as closely as possible.
As the young lady explained, her obsession with collecting reborn babies began in 2020 when her daughters asked Santa to bring them dolls for Christmas.
Since then, the mother had already bought 18 dolls which now fill up her home on top of her three real children.
“I became so enthralled with them from start to finish, each reborn is truly a work of art. They are a form of art that brings me pleasure just as artwork does for a lot of people,” Kam says.
“Collecting high end art dolls is not different than collecting paintings or sculptures to display in the home. While I don’t display my dolls in this way I do get great enjoyment from posing them and taking pictures of them.
“Another reason I enjoy them so much is because I am able to share this hobby with my daughters. They love the dolls as I do, and my youngest, who is three, likes me to take pictures of her holding them. It’s another way for us all to bond together.”
Kam went on to admit that she takes good care of her dolls and dresses them in different outfits. She insists, however, that she’s not treating them like real babies.
“But, all in all, they are part of an art collection. I enjoy them and I do have an attachment to them but I don’t believe I have an emotional connection with them most times,” she added.
While her family, including her husband, is fairly acceptive of her unusual hobby, Kam has managed to raise her friends’ eyebrows.
“My mom thinks the dolls are amazing for the artistry. My dad doesn’t really care one way or the other. My one sister thinks it’s a big waste of money while another says ‘to each their own,’” she explained.
“Some of my friends are completely creeped out by dolls in general. I think most people do not understand but they also respect me so they don’t give me a hard time about it.”
Kam also admitted that there are a lot of people who are downright negative about her hobby which is why she often finds herself getting judged by strangers.
Despite this negativity, however, Kam has decided to pursue her hobby and wave away the “toxic people” by ordering two new dolls for her growing collection.
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