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Artist Creates Hyperreal Kate Middleton Doll. What Do You Think?

22/11/2017 22:24 GMT

A Californian artist is making hyperrealistic celebrity dolls - and selling them for a whopping £3,300 on eBay. His latest creation? A Kate Middleton version. And it really is pretty lifelike (if a little creepy).

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PIC BY: NOEL CRUZ / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Kate Middleton) - An artist transforms off-the-shelf dolls into hyper realistic models of celebrities. Noel Cruzs works sell for up to 100 (3300) and include the likes of Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and Angelina Jolie. He spends up to three DAYS painting the intricate faces of each model - sometimes working for eight hours straight. Once he has completed the painting he sells the dolls on eBay. - SEE CATERS COPY


Noel Cruz, 53, from Tustin, California, transforms off-the-shelf dolls into hyper realistic models of celebrities.

He spends up to three days painting the intricate faces of each model, sometimes working for eight hours straight.

He removes all the paint from the original dolls to create a blank canvas, before applying acrylic paint makeup to each of them, as well cutting and styling their hair. He has even used mini rollers to create signature curls.

Once he has completed the painting he sells the dolls on eBay.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographs in the State Apartments of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. After much speculation, Clarence House today announced the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton. The couple will get married in either the Spring or Summer of next year and continue to live in North Wales while Prince William works as an air sea rescue pilot for the RAF. The couple became engaged during a recent holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


Speaking to Caters News, he said, "I became interested in this by accident as my wife has been a collector of dolls for years.

"It's painstaking work on such a small canvas so delicately done - it can be longer than an eight-hour shift."

He painted his first doll back in 2001, and has been creating lifelike celebrities ever since.

Noel's done the likes of Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Glenn Close. And now, he's created Kate Middleton, which we can't help thinking looks a teensy bit like Geri Halliwell...

Of course, it's not the first Kate Middleton doll that's ever been made. She was even once turned into a 'Barbie' to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Cute.

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