When photos of the Human Barbie surfaced on the internet this year many people thought that it was a hoax.
V Magazine published an interview with the Ukranian model, whose “spiritual name” is Amatue, proving that Valeria Lukyanova is a real-life Barbie Doll.
The publication flew Lukyanova from Odessa, Ukraine, all the way to New York City for an interview and fashion shoot snapped by Sebastian Faena starring one of the “most famous woman of the Russian-speaking Internet.”
‘Living Barbie’ drew much attention after her photos leaked online showing the beauty with her incredibly thin waist, large chest, wide eyes and flawless skin. Viewers questioned whether she is real or just really manufactured.
V Magazine writes: ”The truth is that Valeria is very much real.”
“Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves,” Lukyanova said of accusations claiming that she has undergone cosmetic procedures or uses digital alterations to achieve her look.
“It’s hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists. […] But I don’t take them seriously. I’m even flattered! It’s what success is like. I’m happy I seem unreal to them, it means I’m doing a good job,” she added.
The Living Barbie is unfazed by the attention she has gotten. “Indeed, I’ve noticed a trend,” she told the magazine.
“Every good-looking woman with fine features and a slim figure looks like a doll. I won’t deny that I play along with people’s perceptions. I’m amused by the reactions. I don’t take it seriously.”
She continued: “I’m even flattered! It’s what success is like. I’m happy I seem unreal to them, it means I’m doing a good job.”
Lukyanova refuses to think that her looks are the only reason for her fame.
“People don’t understand that it has nothing to do with looks. There are many good-looking young women, but why are they completely unknown? Because looks are just a bonus.”
“If you spend time working only on your appearance and you forget about your inner self, people will not be interested in you because they will not feel anything. Many people think you need only good looks to be successful, but it’s not true—only spiritual work can bear tangible results.”
As Inquisitr writes, for one, she’s a self-professed practitioner of “astral projection,” or out-of-body travel. But the real-life Barbie isn’t just a believer of out-of-body travel, she’s a teacher.
“I’m a teacher at the School of Out-of-Body Travel. It’s an international school in which our instructors show students how to leave their physical body and travel in their spiritual body, where you can visit any place on the planet and in the universe. I know that this is the future of mankind and that it has huge potential.”
In addition to being an out-of-body world traveler, the Ukranian beauty is also a model, an artist, and a singer.
“I have written most of my songs during my astral travels or during meditation. This is also how I collaborate with other composers of new age music. They inspire me. My genre is new age opera. Sometimes I can write a piece in one breath, in as little as five minutes,” the blonde said.
V magazine’s “Girl Power” issue, featuring Lukyanova, is scheduled to hit newsstands November 15.