Valeria Lukyanova is a 21 year old Ukranian model who has transformed her appearance, through the use of plastic surgery and cosmetics, to become a living breathing version of the famous toy Barbie doll. She has become notorious for this achievement and describes herself as the most famous Russian woman on the Internet in Russia. Like Barbie, Lukyanova has long blond hair, big blue eyes, a curved waist and a generous bosom.
In her photographs this striking Ukrainian girl looks astonishingly like the toy she is named after through the use of make up which gives her skin a perfect, almost plastic appearance and her lips the bow shape of the original Barbie. In her videos she explains that she uses opaque contact lenses to give her the wide-eyed look of the doll as well.
While her bizarre homage to a fifties toy doll has brought her Internet fame, many people have criticized, and some are outright shocked at, this obsession with so-called physical perfection. People have said that she looks ugly and that her perfect features make her look inhuman.
If nothing else, her look is extremely artificial and calculated leading many to speculate on whether she has had plastic surgery to achieve her looks.
If she has then the action would not be unprecedented: a British woman named Sarah Burge is said to have paid over $800,000 for medical procedures to give herself the same appearance and is said to have had a successful career as a Barbie look alike.
This Ukrainian Doll was born in the Moldavian city of Tiraspol, and currently has 466 videos uploaded to her YouTube account with more than 17 million views. She also has 555,000 Facebook fans at last count. One unexpected side effect of Lukyanova’s fame is that she has sparked an interest in Ukrainian women around the world.
Many International dating sites are seeing an uptick in traffic to their women’s Ukraine dating profiles since Valeria hit the scene. It would seem that many men would love to date a picture perfect Ukraine girl of their own. Currently, Valeria lives in Odessa in the Ukraine where she is a musician who enjoys practicing astral projection when not imitating Barbie on the internet.
When asked whether she sees herself as a model, singer or artist she claimed that none of those things capture her true essence which she seeks to find through leaving her physical body and travelling throughout the earth and universe in her spirit form.
In fact, Lukyanova is a teacher at the School of Out-of-Body Travel.
“It’s an international school in which our instructors show students how to leave their physical body and travel in their spiritual body, where you can visit any place on the planet and in the universe. I know that this is the future of mankind and that it has huge potential.”
If nothing else, Lukyanova has become a viral phenomenon in this new era of instant internet fame and has even spawned some imitators where women with slim figures and fine features have sought to recreate themselves as living dolls.