Human Barbie. Don't even get me started. OK, get me started. Valeria Lukyanova is a 28-year-old Ukrainian model whose claim to fame is resembling a real-life Barbie doll. She's got the super slender limbs, the itty-bitty waist, shiny blonde hair, and of course a beautiful, giant pair of ... eyes. OK, her boobs are pretty great too.
Yet even with all of this idealized "beauty" in human form ... it's off-putting. And by off-putting, I mean kinda gross. There is just something so wrong about Barbie's proportions being life-sized. Of course there have been ample rumors that she's had a lot of help not just from plastic surgery but also the magic of PhotoShop, so Valeria put out a video this week showing herself in action.
I'm thinking the idea here is to dispell any rumors that the human doll creature person alters her photos in any way, but the whole thing is just sad. Not only is she slightly alien-looking (Barbie's proportions only work for her because she's less than a foot tall -- the exagerated features don't register as odd to our brains), but the way it's shot makes me feel so sad for Valeria.
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She has a beautiful face and seemingly flawless skin, and that hair! Amazing. Aside from wearing waaaaay too much makeup and having had too much lipo and probably a rib or two removed (speculation only, but I wouldn't be surprised), she's a beautiful woman.
A beautiful woman who is so insecure that she feels the need to make herself up like a plastic doll and promote the image. And there's something even sadder about all of this in the video she put together and posted. See if you notice.
It looks like she selfied the entire thing. Did she not have one friend that could hold her camera and capture her frolicking around in the waves, or going for a run with palm trees as a backdrop? And what's with all the selfie in the mirror video shots? Why doesn't she want us to see her bending and flexing? Is she trying to make her body as stiff as plastic like Barbie's too?
Ugh, I just don't get it. All I want to do is give her a hug, tell her she's pretty, and feed her a sammich.
Did you think the video was totally weird or is it just me?
Image via Barbie Style/YouTube