Ukrainian model known as the “Human Barbie” denies having plastic surgery to look like a real living version of the famous doll.
Valeria Valeryevna Lukyanova, 35, is a Ukrainian model and entertainer from Russia and is famous for her resemblance to a Barbie doll.
Valeria has also revealed in the interview that she has barely changed in looks since being a 14-year-old teenager.
“We all have changed since our childhood from the age of 14 years I have not particularly changed except for my body and hair color,” Valeria said.
She’s one of the most widely viewed and discussed women on the Internet but says that this was unintended and she doesn’t agree with the comparison.
“I do not think that I look like a Barbie I think I just look like a classy girl it takes about an hour and a half to do that,” she said.
The DJ and singer who has almost 350,000 followers on Instagram were first noticed three years ago after pictures showing her tiny waist were posted online.
Fans have long believed she must have had surgery to get her looks. But she insists her slender figure is just the result of a good diet involving small amounts of raw fish, fresh fruit juice, and lots of exercise.
Valeria strongly denies having had plastic surgery and said that the biggest misconception about her is: “That I did a bunch of surgeries to look like a doll and know nothing more about me it is actually completely different and my look is only a side effect of my inner world.”
“In the future, if I require it [plastic surgery] for my body then of course,” Valeria explained. “I am not against surgery. But for now, there is nothing I need to do.”
A spokesman for Valeria has told ABC News that the only plastic surgery she had is a breast enhancement.
The “human Barbie” herself told V Magazine she achieves her look with makeup.
“Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves,” Valeria told V Magazine. “It’s hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists.”
“This is how they justify not wanting to strive for self-improvement,” she said. “It’s how they explain their continued inaction. It’s just an excuse. There are plenty of video clips on the Internet showing what I really look like.”
Valeria believes there is nothing wrong with perfecting herself and says she’s under attack because success breeds jealousy and ridicule.
The model shared that she maintains her figure using an all-liquid diet and is said to be an out-of-body traveler as well as a mountain climber.
She does not drink or smoke and claims that she is working towards a state of being able to survive on no food at all.
Valeria is also an artist and a singer who shared her higher purpose in life.
“Some people even spread rumors about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me,” Valeria said. “But I don’t take them seriously, I’m even flattered! It’s what success is like. I’m happy I seem unreal to them, it means I’m doing a good job.”
In the past, Valeria has admitted to following a “breatharian” lifestyle which is based on a cult that believes food and water are unnecessary to survive.