In a recent interview, living doll Valeria Lukyanova said she believes the world’s looks are deteriorating because ethnicities are mixing.
Ukrainian-horn Human Barbie has been an object of fascination for several years for her extreme proportions and features.
For GQ Russia’s April issue, editor-in-chief Michael Idov traveled overseas to meet the 28-year-old living doll in the flesh and discovered that “her world is far more bizarre” than any photo online can capture.
“I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc.,” Michael Idov wrote.
“Instead, I get a racist space alien.”
Valeria Lukyanova said she believes the world’s looks are deteriorating because ethnicities are mixing
Valeria Lukyanova’s look has been debated fiercely online, with many people saying she uses Photoshop to achieve her anime-like appearance. Others chalk up her image to plastic surgery, though Valeria Lukyanova said she’s only undergone breast augmentation. Instead, she claims the rest is done with “sport massage, healthy living and professional makeup.”
In her interview with GQ magazine, the “Human Barbie” addressed topics she’s never explored with reporters before: race and procreation.
According to Valeria Lukyanova, everyone wants to be beautiful, but because of race-mixing, many have had to resort to plastic surgery.
“Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done. Everyone fixes up their face if it’s not ideal, you know? Everyone strives for the golden mean. It’s global now,” she said.
The living doll explained further that because of the melting pot that is the world today, there’s been an increase in demand for plastic surgery.
“Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this,” she said.
“For example, a Russian marries an Armenian, they have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad’s nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it’s all good.”
For this reason, Valeria Lukyanova said, she is not open to the idea of having children.
“It’s unacceptable to me. The very idea of having children brings out this deep revulsion in me,” she said.
“I’d rather die from torture, because the worst thing in the world is to have a family lifestyle.”
Valeria Lukyanova has sparked international controversy by turning herself into a human doll using plastic surgery and thick layers of dramatic make-up, confessing she wishes to be considered “the most perfect woman on the internet”.
Ukraine’s Valeria Lukyanova, 23, believes she has become a living, breathing Barbie, something she sees as the ultimate embodiment of perfection.
Vice.com documentary-maker Will Fairman has gone behind the scenes with Valeria Lukyanova – who currently has 876,000 fans on her Facebook page – journeying to Ukraine to capture her idiosyncratic life on film.
Will Fairman negotiated coming to the Ukraine to film Valeria Lukyanova, despite the model being “a little bit skeptical” at first.
Valeria Lukyanova believes she is from another planet – possibly Venus, but she isn’t quite sure – so isn’t really human like the rest of us.
“She’s not a fraud,” clarified Will Fairman.
“She genuinely believes she’s from another planet. 100 per cent. She’s not making any money from her life – not even from the seminars she gives – which is originally why I thought she was doing this.”
Valeria Lukyanova has sparked international controversy by turning herself into a human doll using plastic surgery and thick layers of dramatic make-u
Valeria Lukyanova, who is supported by her construction-working husband who also acts as her manager, spends the film discussing theories about her pre-Earth space life, and how she has become an object of hatred within some internet communities.
“I come from a place where only love and joy exist,” she says.
“But I noticed the media is only interested in negativity: show someone in a bad light, show someone’s mistakes.
“There are hate blogs and communities about me who post bad pictures about me and try and worsen my mood.
“Perhaps at some point I was an energy vampire, because I constantly received their negative reactions and enjoyed it. Specifically for them I created posts that would make them angry.
“But people who think badly of me just aren’t happy in their own lives. When they are happy they will forget about me.”
Valeria Lukyanova, who says she has a “small group of friends who accept me for who I am”, also admits she has visited a psychiatrist about the voices in her head.
Describing how he found Valeria, Will Fairman added: “She’s kind of like the really pretty, popular girl at school who you’re completely blown away by.
“She’s like a little queen, and she carries herself like that all the time. She never breaks. It’s not like the camera turns off and she whips out a cigarette and gets into a tracksuit.
“She’s naturally like that: a girl who has been getting attention ever since she was a teenager and gets crazy attention wherever she is.
“And she is paranoid about not looking perfect. I don’t know exactly where it comes from, but I suspect really it’s down to… she seems to have a quite a lot of issues about her physical self, and is incredibly fixated with her image.
“She manages it down to the finest detail, which is why something so much as a missing belt can trigger a stroke.”
Real-life Barbie and Ken dolls, Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica, met for the first time, but it wasn’t love at first sight.
Valeria Lukyanova, 23, who sports long peroxide blonde hair, a miniscule waist and large bust, flew from her home town in the Ukraine to New York to meet silicone-pumped Justin Jedlica, 32, for an upcoming episode of Inside Edition.
But Valeria Lukyanova didn’t hit it off with her chiseled male counterpart – especially following his remarks last year that she looked like a drag queen – and she bluntly said after their rendezvous: “He overdid his lips.”
According to The Sun, the pair “hated the sight of each other” and photographs show them posing awkwardly side-by-side.
Justin Jedlica shot to fame last year when it emerged that he had spent $100,000 on body sculpting procedures. This year he went under the knife for the 100th time.
“I’ve always been into plastic surgery because it’s an extension of me being creative,” Justin Jedlica said during an interview on The Doctors television show.
Among his surgeries are five rhinoplasties, a cranial brow bone shape and augmentations to his cheeks, lips, buttocks and chin.
Justin Jedlica turned to plastic surgery when he was 18-years-old, beginning the costly and dangerous habit with a nose job.
“It was really something that set me apart and validated me and I felt so euphoric,” he said of that first surgery.
Explaining why he aspires to look like a plastic doll, Justin Jedlica told the Inside Edition: “Children play with Barbie and Ken all the time so it’s fed to us from a very young age that that is the epitome of what is beautiful or what is handsome.”
Real-life Barbie and Ken dolls, Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica, met for the first time, but it wasn’t love at first sight
Valeria Lukyanova hit the press last fall after she posted a series of homemade videos on YouTube, which revealed her doll-like proportions.
To enhance her Barbie appearance, Valeria Lukyanova wears blue contact lenses over her naturally green eyes.
Valeria Lukyanova admits that she has had breast implants, but insists the rest of her body is completely natural and slender due to daily gym workouts. Make-up and skimpy outfits complete her look.
In a previous interview with V Magazine she said that in the in mornings she likes to work on her face and get a massage and then spends the rest of her time on the internet.
Meditation is also a one of her favorite pastimes and she claimed that her “real job” is “a teacher at the School of Out-Of-Body Travel” – an institution which reportedly teaches students how to leave their physical body and travel in the spiritual realm.
Back on the subject of being a living doll, Valeria Lukyanova told Inside Edition: “Barbie is ideal woman” adding that she had been fascinated with the Mattel character since she was five.
Justin Jedlica and Valeria Lukyanova had never before their recent television appearance. But they knew of each other.
Last November Justin Jedlica said that he did find Valeria Lukyanova beautiful but he told The Huffington Post: “It appears to me that much of her look is added makeup, fake hair and <<slimming>> corsets.
“Drag queens have put on the same illusions with makeup and costumes for years.”
Valeria Lukyanova hit back, telling The Sun: “Justin said bad things about me but he had more than 90 operations, while I had only one.
“I am not hiding that I’ve had plastic surgery. I had breast implants because I want to be perfect.
“He would do better not to comment on who is plastic and who is not. I think he is handsome man – but he overdid his lips.”
Real life Barbie Valeria Lukyanova caused an internet sensation – but also deep concern – when her cosmetically-enhanced looks turned her into a living doll.
Now she is joined by 24-year-old “Dominica” – real name Olga Oleynik – who also owes her shape and image to the surgeon’s knife.
“We met on the internet five years ago,” said Valeria Lukyanova, explaining that both come from the Ukrainian city of Odessa.
“We were curious about our similarities. We had the same hairstyle, make-up, and even dressed in a similar way. Our friends were sure that we were blood sisters.
“We are really sisters – but only in spiritual way. We have the same outlook and lifestyle.”
Valeria Lukyanova and Olga Oleynik
The pair have been holding lectures on spirituality at $75 a session. They use their looks to attract participants, it is claimed.
“We are planning to move to America soon. Dominica’s boyfriend is living in the US and my husband wants to start a business there too,” said Valeria Lukyanova.
“I am not going to be bored abroad, I’m often invited to photo-shoots and parties.”
When images of Valeria Lukyanova first started appearing, there were questions about whether she actually existed with her porcelain looks, minuscule waist and razor sharp features. Some claimed she must be a PhotoShop creation.
The model calls herself “the most famous Russian woman on the Russian-speaking internet”.
Her average day includes meditation, travel in her astral body, going to the gym while she admits her ideal dinner is to “make dinner for the man I love”.
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.comhas 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.”
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
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.”