Barbie's representative here on earth, Paris Hilton, has admitted she's fallen for one of the hunky extras in her debut flick House of Wax.
Insiders say the unwitting porn supremo was "all over" Latino lovely Raul Mendes for the duration of filming.
However, the union has sparked disbelief among Hilton's co-stars, who revealed Raul is harbouring a dark secret that may call a halt to the budding romance.
Chad Michael Murray, who plays Nick Jones in the trashy remake of Vincent Price's 1953 classic, was particularly perplexed by the news.
"Paris is a lovely girl but I don't think Raul is being completely honest with her. In fact, I think he's being downright cruel not mentioning the fact he is actually a real waxwork dummy," he said.
Standing six feet tall, manly mannequin Raul apparently captured the heart of the flaky hotel heiress with his brooding looks and "quietly assured" demeanour.
Created by TopFX special effects company, based in Idaho, the strapping dummy bears a striking resemblance to a young Omar Sharif.
He also has a number of built-in features such as glowing red eyes, a detachable head, poseable hips and fingertips that can be used as candles.
Hilton reportedly shrugged off reports that she is dating a waxwork masterpiece, claiming: "Just because he's quiet doesn't mean he's a dummy - we have so much in common, I wish people would just leave us alone."
The pair were last seen enjoying an intimate moment on the red carpet at the London premiere of the film. Raul, dressed all in black with a white Fedora, remained typically tight lipped about the speculation surrounding their affair.
Aides helped bundle the dummy into the cinema, where he sat silently by his new beau's side throughout the film.
Hilton added: " Raul is all I could ever want in a man. He doesn't chase other women or give me loads of back chat and I feel I can tell him anything. He also takes care of himself - he's so perfect it's as if he's been tailor-made for me."
Reports that his head is not the only detachable part of his anatomy have gone some way to explaining the Hilton heiress' fascination with her fellow life-sized doll.
However, the Private Member genital replication laboratory in Alaska yesterday declined to comment, saying they could not discuss the confidential orders of individual clients.
Hilton has reportedly just signed a lucrative deal to sell the story of their blossoming love to the Weekly World News, which apparently claimed it would outshine the classic 1996 headline "Elvis took a leak on my Spaceship".