1 Valeria Lukyanova
Meet 27 year old Valeria Lukyanova from Ukraine. She’s become famous worldwide as the “Living Barbie”. Her body and her face bring to mind the classic girls’ doll.
#2 What Does She Do All Day?
Valeria is contemplating a move to America. She and her husband are currently based in Odessa, Ukraine where the rest of her family lives. As mentioned earlier, this Barbie’s got another Barbie friend: Olga Oleynik. Olga’s boyfriend is in the U.S. and Valeria’s husband can expand his business into the American market.
#3 Barbie Met Ken
Just as Valeria is a surgically enhanced Barbie figure, Justin Jedica is a Ken wannabe. In February 2013, Valeria flew to New York to meet him for a feature on “Insider Edition”. Barbie and Ken fans will be sad to find out that the two can’t stand each other.
Justin Jedica has had over 100 plastic surgeries and has spent over $100,000. He’s had five nose jobs, a brow lift, pectoral implants, chin work, buttock work, and other surgeries. He called Valeria “fake looking” when they met. She countered by saying that he’s had over 100 surgeries to look the way he does while she’s only had 1. Looks like Barbie won that sparring match, Ken!
#4 Life Before Barbie
Growing up, Valeria did many typical teenager things. She admits to being a drinker and smoker and was “fond of hard liquor”. In 2007, she graduated with a master’s degree from the Odessa State Academy of Constructions and Architecture in Ukraine.
Valeria was quite the party girl at a young age. She admits to taking rows of shots like a pro. She did have a few struggles to get through. When she was in her early teens, she took a bottle of pills in a suicide attempt.
#5 Personal Life
In contrast with her earlier years, Valeria now lives a life away from “animal urges”. She’s stated in interviews that her husband and her both are from that alternate universe. There, children don’t exist. It follows that intimacy also doesn’t exist. When asked about that, she says “the less you make this so-called love, the better.” She’s also against overeating and overindulgent behavior.
#6 Her New Diet?
Giving up food ties into her spiritual beliefs. As solar energy is natural, she plans on using that to sustain her. When the sun can’t sustain her, her “prana”, or life force, will pick up the slack. Sounds legit.
#8 Her Face
Valeria admits that she’s had plastic surgery done to help her look like Barbie. Her face however, is said to be her own. She uses heavy makeup to achieve a Barbie look. Valeria also wears blue colored iris-enhancing contact lenses on top of her natural green eyes.
#9 What is Her Hobbies
Her hobbies include meditation, spiritual practices and mountain hiking along with her husband. She believes that she’s from a different universe and that she can stop eating food and live off of solar energy. To each their own, we guess.
She believes that people can leave the physical body to travel to their spiritual body. Transcending worlds allows people greater freedom and huge potential, in her opinion. She also goes out to make appearances as the Human Barbie, of course.
#10 Plastic Surgery
Valeria says she’s only had one plastic surgery to achieve her look. When asked, she said ” I had breast implants because I want to be perfect.” Well, that’s as good a reason as any to go under the knife. Her surgery made her breasts two sizes larger.
Though she only claims to have one surgery, her body just doesn’t look natural. Plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Teplyashina weighs in with his opinion. He says it’s possible she’s also had a rhinoplasty, or nose job.
#11 Her Figure
When some people have waist-trimming surgeries, they can elect to have the false rib removed. Controversy has surrounded her waist size. Experts just don’t see how it’s possible for her waist to be so slim without having some ribs removed. We quite agree. Whether they’re right or not remains to be seen. Valeria’s keeping mum about any waist alterations.
#12 Her Diet
Valeria lives on a liquid-only diet. In the past, she has also done a raw meat diet. She credits raw meat to helping her stay thin all year long. We’d credit raw meat to being thoroughly disgusting.
#14 Before and After
This is what Valeria looked like before her transformation into Barbie. She admits that she’s had work done, but not on her face. Honestly, when we look at these two pictures side by side, we’re not too convinced there wasn’t facial plastic surgery involved. Her chin looks narrower and her face more heart-shaped after becoming Barbie.