Is this model real or plastic?

By Evergreen,
Oregon writer

I came across another un-human looking women’s ad while shopping on When I saw it, my first reaction was that someone drowned a plastic doll.  Upon clicking the ad I learned it is a person.   I suppose the creators wanted a fantasy mermaid look, but to me it looks creepy. Instead of surreal the model looks unreal. Then again, for some the unreal look is what they are after.

The full ad (as seen below) shows a model bearing even more resemblance to a plastic doll. So if models are shaped to look like mannequins, then why not just skip the humans and save money on the modeling contract and just use mannequins?   There is no worry about a mannequin drowning either.

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