For more than 60 years, Barbie has been an icon of ideal beauty and inspiration for millions of adult women worldwide.
More than just a toy, Barbie is considered a leading fictional figure in the world of fashion. Mattel, the manufacturer, even created an imaginary biography in a novel series to describe the character’s interests and various roles in life.
Girls love her; adult fans want to be her. Barbie’s body proportions and general looks are as fictional as the character itself.
Some critics say the figure poses an unrealistic standard of beauty for her fans, but it does not stop some ladies from making an effort and spend money to appear like Barbie dolls.
They buy expensive cosmetics, dye their hair, and even undergo plastic surgery for that. Things are a little bit different for Valeria Lukyanova, also known as the Human Barbie.
She claimed to have never had any facial reconstruction or any other plastic surgery – except for breast augmentation procedure – to bear an unmistakable resemblance to the doll.
According to Valeria herself, it was never her intention to look like Barbie.
Her eyes, lips, hair, and waistline are as accurate as any, but at the same time, it is difficult not to question how she pulled it off and maintains the same look over the years.
10 Doll Collection
Valeria had an extensive collection of dolls as a child. She spent a significant amount of time examining all of them.
That kind of obsession has turned into a real-life fascination because she is now the most famous Human Barbie in the world. Whether or not she does it on purpose is another matter entirely.
Mattel’s Barbie has planted – at a subconscious level – the perspective of how girls (or women) are supposed to look. For someone with a collection of Barbie dolls, like Valeria, the constant exposure to the image of idealized beauty has shaped her life.
9 Miss Diamond Crown Of The World 2007
Her way to fame started in 2007 when she won Ukraine’s Miss Diamond Crown of the World. Valeria already had the blonde bombshell appearance back then, but still, she looked much more human than she does now.
It was an event surrounded by much controversy. Rumors had it that the actual contestants were plastic surgeons who used the contestants to promote their services.
If it was true, Valeria is living proof that Barbie’s look and slender body are not as unrealistic as they may seem.