The model who looks like a Barbie
Valeria Lukyanova claims to be a real-life Barbie doll.
Valeria Lukyanova has large breasts, tiny waist, huge eyes, plastic-like skin and long blonde hair. The 21-year old model claims on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet.
Valeria Lukyanova has reportedly undergone several surgeries to get her perfectly carved figure, and many believe Photoshop has been used to alter her photos. While actually achieving Barbie dimensions is impossible, Valeria Lukyanova comes as close as it gets.
If Barbie were a real woman, she would be 5’9”, and her measurements would be 39-18-33 with a size 3 shoe.
Galia Slayen wrote in the Huffington Post in April 2011 that, “Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for anorexia. She likely would not menstruate. If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions.”
Valeria Lukyanova’s features aren’t quite so drastic, but her carved waist and doll-like features still shock many people. Girls resembling dolls have been gathering larger and larger fan bases over the past several years, but there is growing concern that the Lolita style over-sexualizes young girls and invites predators.
Valeria Lukyanova has posted YouTube videos revealing how she gets her signature Barbie look. She uses opaque lenses and lots of makeup to achieve the glossy plastic look. Valeria Lukyanova posts pictures on her Facebook page and requests that fans “like” and share her photos.
Valeria Lukyanova is the most recent in the group of woman around the world who strive to look like Barbie. Sarah Burge, a British woman, has paid $800,000 in plastic surgery procedures to morph herself into a life-size Barbie doll. Dakota Rose and Venus Angelic have posted YouTube tutorials on the web to help other women get the doll-like look.
Venus Angelic is 15 years old and has gained popularity by giving tutorials on everything form makeup to dancing. Dakota Rose teaches viewers how to mimic her makeup and hair style to achieve a porcelain look and remains silent throughout her YouTube videos, allowing subtitles to provide instruction.
If Barbie is the most popular doll, Valeria Lukyanova stands to become the most popular living doll in the club.