Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has become a viral phenomenon, but her appearance looking much more human in a recent video has cast doubt on her claims that she uses no PhotoShop in her shoots.
The website TheDirty.com has posted new videos that show Valeria Lukyanova looking drastically different than she does in still images.
The site’s founder, Nik Richie, has dubbed her the “Michael Jackson of the Ukraine”.
“This girl is a FRAUD. She had been badly photoshopping her photos since the beginning of her time online,’ writes one anonymous TheDirty comment. ‘Her videos aren’t photoshopped. Does she still look the same? There is a ton more of videos out there and as you can see from them, she looks nothing like she does when she photoshops her photos.”
The site has also accused her of being a former mail-order bride.
Valeria Lukyanova has denied that she has had plastic surgery or used PhotoShop to create her images.
In one of her latest videos, Valeria Lukyanova tilts her head at uncomfortable angles and gives bizarre rebukes to critics, but also looks far more like a normal woman than the Barbie image she’s made her name on.
“Everyone who will try to ask me about my neck at least one more time in their life will be banned immediately,” she said.
“Mean people.. Can’t you understand I have neck problems? And I can’t hold my neck straight.”
She goes on to complain that her “thin and fragile neck” can’t support her “big head”.
Valeria Lukyanova recently finished her first photo shoot for V Magazine where she attempted to explain her obsession with looking like the iconic doll even as it confounds people.
“(I’m) happy I seem unreal to them, it means I’m doing a good job,” she said, before responding to accusations of plastic surgery.
“This is how they justify not wanting to strive for self-improvement.”
“I’m an idealist and a perfectionist,” she said.
“And I want my looks to reflect the world within me and how I feel.”