Inside the head of “real life” Barbie Valarie Lukyanova
Valeria Lukyanova has courted international controversy by transforming herself into a human Barbie using plastic surgery and dramatic make up to become “the most perfect woman on the internet”.
With currently 876,000 Facebook Fans and 7,484 Twitter followers, her tiny waist, skeletal arms and enormous blue colored contact lenses, have continuously made headlines around the world.
Ukraine’s Valeria believes that being Barbie is the embodiment of perfection, and at only 23 years of age, is determined to transform herself into a human doll. Martha De Lacey, a writer for the Daily Mail shared that a vice.com documentary-maker has gone behind the scenes with Valeria to capture her “idiosyncratic life” on film.
Vice director, Will Fairman shared with the MailOnline that he had been interested to learn more about Valeria, once she popped up in “bewildering and bizarre images and videos” on the internet. “I followed it up and discovered she was a new age opera composer and gave seminars on spirituality, so she obviously had a few more strings to her bow than just being a Tumblr girl.” He said. Apparently Valeria was skeptical to say yes to the interview, but once Vice.com agreed to do the documentary on her “spiritual and astral theories” she said yes.
Valeria genuinely believes that she is from a completely different planet (possibly Venus) but isn’t 100% sure. “She’s not a fraud” said director Will Fairman. “She genuinely believes she’s from another planet. 100 per cent. She’s not making any money from her life – not even from the seminars she gives – which is originally why I thought she was doing this.”
So how on earth does she get the money to pay for all of this surgery? She is supported by her husband (a construction worker) who labels himself as her manager. Throughout the documentary he spends time discussing “theories” about her pre-earth space life. “I come from a place where only love and joy exist..but I noticed the media is only interested in negativity: show someone in a bad light, show someone’s mistakes. There are hate blogs and communities about me who post bad pictures about me and try and worsen my mood. Perhaps at some point I was an energy vampire, because I constantly received their negative reactions and enjoyed it. Specifically for them I created posts that would make them angry.But people who think badly of me just aren’t happy in their own lives. When they are happy they will forget about me.” She says.
Valeria also added in that she only has a small group of friends who accept who for exactly who she is. “I asked myself if everything was alright with my head. I hear voices all the time and see different beings. One day I decided to visit a psychiatrist. I told him everything-He listened to me carefully and said it was very lucky it was him because with another doctor I definitely would have been taken to a special place. But he said, “I’ve been studying esoterism for years and can see you are psychic”.
The director added in that Valeria was kind of like the “really pretty, popular girl at school who you’re completely blown away by. She’s like a little queen, and she carries herself like that all the time. She never breaks. It’s not like the camera turns off and she whips out a cigarette and gets into a tracksuit. She’s naturally like that: a girl who has been getting attention ever since she was a teenager and gets crazy attention wherever she is. And she is paranoid about not looking perfect. I don’t know exactly where it comes from, but I suspect really it’s down to… she seems to have a quite a lot of issues about her physical self, and is incredibly fixated with her image. She manages it down to the finest detail, which is why something so much as a missing belt can trigger a stroke.” He stated to the Daily mail. What’s your theory?