A saucy real-life Barbie who splurged her $7,971 inheritance on G cup boobs has become a webcam star—making up to $1,138 a week by popping balloons and showing her feet to admirers.
To achieve her doll-like look, which could help her to earn over $57,000 a year—nearly twice the $31,057 national average wage—Jade Lyne, 22, of Bristol, England, fake tans every single day, taking up to five hours to do her makeup.
Her current appearance is a far cry from her first shot at fame on Channel 5's 100% Hotter in 2016, when she was made under by a team of experts—a look she totally rejected, before moving into the fetish market as a webcam girl a year ago.
Jade says her "OTT" appearance attracts constant looks and comments from strangers (Collect/PA Real Life)
Speaking for the first time about her new enterprise, she said:
“I get paid by the minute, so I do have some quiet days, but if you put the time in, it pays well."
“Obviously, a lot of it is taking off my clothes, but there are also lots of fetishes out there I had no idea about. Men have asked me to pop balloons on webcam, smoke, or show off my feet—this has opened up a whole world of things that people are into."
At times, Jade—who says she has never been made to feel uncomfortable by a client—is paid simply for talking to lonely men, adding that she would immediately block people if she was asked to do something she was not happy with.
Jade returned to her old look after her 100% Hotter make-under (Collect/PA Real Life)
While her family know about her job and are understanding, she has had trouble in the past from people living around her, who disapprove of her work.
“I told my mum, Kelly, a few weeks after I started, and she was shocked but supportive. She's happy that I'm happy."
“But lots of other people don't like it. I've been called every name under the sun, but I don't really care. It's a job at the end of the day, not a reflection of who I am. When that laptop is on, I'm working, but when it's off, I'm a normal person just like anybody else."
A more natural-looking Jade in 2011 (Collect/PA Real Life)
Glamorous blonde Jade explained how she feels as if her over the top or “OTT" appearance makes webcam work a natural fit for her.
Growing up, she was always a fan of the Barbie-doll look, deciding to bleach her naturally dark locks when she was around 16.
Next, she started experimenting with makeup, saying:
“I'd gradually add more and more. A lot of other girls who do webcam work look like me, and I've always looked like this, so as silly as it sounds, I feel like I was born to do this."
Jade in summer 2017 (Collect/PA Real Life)
To maintain her “plastic" look, Jade applies a gradual fake tan every day.
“I used to use instant, but it was too patchy and would come off really quickly."
Having ditched her blonde extensions, Jade now wears wigs, which cost her around $37 a pop, meaning her hair does not take long to style.
But her makeup is a major task—starting with layers of foundation, followed by false lashes, several coats of mascara, pink eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, lip liner and gloss. She said:
“It actually annoys me how long I take, but I'm never going to stop. If I have all day, I'll take all day.
“I'll go back and forth adding to it. If I had the time, I could take about five hours sitting there, making sure it was perfect."
Jade playing around with a Snapchat filter (Collect/PA Real Life)
Jade has also had four lots of lip filler, costing $284 a time for 1 milliliter, as well as her $7,971 breast implants, which she paid for using inheritance money left for her by a late family member.
“I got my boobs done when I was around 19. It wasn't purely cosmetic, I had lots of problems with my natural chest. It was asymmetric, and my nipples were inverted."
“It made me incredibly self-conscious. Nobody ever saw my chest. Even with my boyfriend at the time, I'd always keep my bra on and would stuff it with loads of tissue."
Jade in April 2018 (Collect/PA Real Life)
“I went from an A cup to a G. I haven't had any other surgery yet, but I'd love the full works if I could."
Although she has always loved her look, after wondering if she would suit a more toned-down style, Jade applied to go on 100% Hotter in 2016, where the make-under team revealed her natural beauty.
Jade's Channel 5 100% Hotter make under lookChannel 5
But, despite an incredible reception from her loved ones, she said she felt more self-conscious than ever before.
Jade's pink nails and toenails (Collect/PA Real Life) She said:
“The show was perfect for me, as I'm definitely meant to be fake. What they did was lovely, but it just wasn't for me."
“Most people would feel uncomfortable looking how I do, but I felt uncomfortable like that. I just couldn't relax."
“I love my Barbie look. I don't want to look like everyone else – I want to stand out."
Jade loves her look, and says she'll be "fake until she dies" (Collect/PA Real Life)
Having ditched her make-under in a matter of weeks, Jade is now back to her glamour puss self.
While she is currently seeing a new man, who she does not wish to name, she believes her extreme appearance has taken its toll on her love life in the past.
“My new guy doesn't mind my look, he never says anything about it but it can put some men off. They make assumptions about me, which are actually totally wrong."
“I'll get loads of creepy, explicit messages from men on Facebook – but I know they're only doing it because of what I look like. I just ignore them."
“People can react negatively to me and say nasty things. I've even had photos taken of me, but it doesn't bother me. It stresses my Mum out as she wants to protect me and doesn't want me upset."
“But I love being OTT. Whatever the weather, I'll be glammed up in a dress and heels, because that's what makes me happy."
Jade wearing a pink Barbie-style outfit (Collect/PA Real Life)
“I'd never judge someone else for what they look like, so people shouldn't do the same to me. Each to their own."
“I'll never be put off by comments, though. I'll be fake until I die."
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.