Millions watch 15-year-old transform into 'living doll'4/12/2012
15-year-old Margaret Palermo, aka "Venus Angelic," has gotten 10 million views on YouTube, thanks to a series of creepy videos she has made that explore her "living doll" aesthetic. She recently made the above video with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve her trademark childish, glassy-eyed look (Hint: Colored contacts help conceal that "working brain" gleam in your eye). The how-to video landed the teen an appearance on a U.K. morning show, where her mother was driven to defend her daughter's "Lolita" look: "I would be horrified if she came home pregnant, I am not horrified if she is innocent and good girl who likes cute clothes."
Is this teen a savvy online presence or a red flag about our cultural expectations of girls?