Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova a Myth: Probably Photoshop
Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova may have just ended her 15 minutes of fame after posting a video about her “neck problems” on YouTube. The video, which shows Lukyanova explaining to internet audiences that she must always tilt her head because her neck is too thin to support it, also inadvertently shows her looking less Barbie and more human, casting doubt on her claim that she’s never Photoshopped any of her photos.
The “human Barbie” phenomenon went viral after Lukyanova posted photos of herself online with an impossibly thin waist, platinum blonde hair, overly endowed bust and unfeasibly large eyes coupled with a tiny, Barbie-like mouth.
After the video was posted, TheDirty.com accused Lukyanova of lying about Photoshopping images to achieve the Barbie body and dubbed her the “Michael Jackson of Ukraine.”
Lukyanova starts the video attacking her critics by explaining that her “thin and fragile neck” can’t support her “big head,” supposedly a problem that a real version of the plastic Barbie would face.
“Everyone who will try to ask me about my neck at least one more time in their life will be banned immediately,” from what, she does not explain. “Mean people … can’t you understand I have neck problems?”
Lukyanova has denied, too, that she has never undergone plastic surgery to achieve the Barbie look. During her first-ever photo shoot with V magazine, she attempted to explain why people can’t believe she’s a real person.
“I’m happy I seem unreal to them, it means I’m doing a good job,” Lukyanova told V magazine. “This is how they justify not wanting to strive for self-improvement.”