Valeria Lukyanova, also known as the “Human Barbie,” has made headlines for the past few years for her doll-like features, but in a new interview, the 29-year-old Ukrainian model says she hates the nickname.
Lukyanova told Cosmopolitan that she finds the “Human Barbie” nickname “degrading and insulting.” Instead, she claims to be able to communicate with aliens, time-travel and to be called Amatue from now on.
“I don’t think they are right,” she said. “I think it’s even a little degrading and insulting, but I’m used to it now, since that’s what my work demands and this is precisely the image most fans request. So I have to comply with it because it’s become part of my aesthetic image, but I don’t like it.”
Although Lukyanova has admitted to getting breast implants, she insists her looks are all real.
The model went on to explain that the reason she accepted being dubbed the “Human Barbie” was because it fits with her identity.
“I comply with it because it's become part of my aesthetic image, but I don't like it,” she told the magazine. “I don't want people to try to copy someone and that's why I don't like when people think I am imitating a doll; it's degrading. I believe that every person should be himself. He can be inspired by someone but not just copy another person. That's degrading.”
However, last month, we reported on Lukyanova wanting to emulate an Amazonian female warrior, and claimed she no longer liked her thin figure.
“She had a beautiful and warlike figure, the body of an Amazon,” Lukyanova said of a female warrior from Greek mythology. “I want the same magnificent figure. I no longer like my body. It needs some muscle.”