March 29, 2015 | Updated at 08:17 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Human Barbie' Valeria Lukyanova, V Magazine Interview: 'I'm Happy I Seem Unreal'

V Magazine flew Valerie Lukyanova all the way from her home country of Ukraine to New York, to sit with the "real life Barbie," and see who is is past the internet sensation she has become.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Nov 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Valeria Lukyanova Living Barbie Doll
  • Valeria Lukyanova, 21, is being dubbed the "real life barbie doll." Run the slideshow to see her most convincing Barbie Looks. (Photo : Valeria Lukyanova / Facebook)

V Magazine flew Valerie Lukyanova all the way from her home country of Ukraine to New York for an interview and photo shoot, and for the first time the "real-life Barbie" sat with reporters to reveal who is behind the internet sensation that Lukyanova has already become.  

"The truth is that Valeria is very much real, as brought to our attention by a Ukrainian contact who prefers to remain anonymous," V noted. "Our source also claimed that the Security Service of Ukraine is having Lukyanova's activities monitored... We brought this viral phenom to New York City, entranced by her unnaturally thin waist, dramatic curves, and trendy, new age sense of style, which often includes pastel spaghetti-strap crop tops, navel piercings, and bindis."

The twenty-one-year-old referred to herself as the "most famous woman of the Russian-speaking Internet" and said she often uses the alias "Amatue," which means sun goddess. She is friends with "Anime Girl" Anastasiya Shpagina who makes similar online beauty tutorials and Lukyanova said she is aware of the "trend" of girls trying to look like real-life living dolls. 

"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 said. 

Currently Lukyanova's Youtube account has over 12,000 subscribers and over 16,000 video views. As for her daily routine, she told the magazine the following: 

"In the morning I work on my face and I get a massage, then I spend some time on the Internet," she told V magazine. "I meditate and travel in my astral body, and after that I work out at the gym. I go for a walk with my best girlfriend, I get home, and I make dinner for the man I love. Then I spend some more time on the Internet, do some reading and meditating, and go to bed." 

Many critics have claimed that girls trying to look like real-life dolls, with Lukyanova being no exception, are unreal; just a sight to see on the computer or a transformation done with the help of plastic and cosmetic surgeons. Her photos online of her looking like a Barbie became so popular that ABC News did an article questioning if she was even real.

"Many are crying foul to her claims of her au natural Mattel-branded looks. Whether she underwent plastic surgery or uses photoshop to carve out that waist remains unclear," the report noted.  "It's unclear whether Lukyanova exists at all, or whether it's all a hoax thanks to the world of photo editing."
Even more so, no other publication was able to get a hold of Lukyanova for an interview before V magazine flew her into the States. 

However, in the flesh, Lukyanova told V she does not take the criticism to heart. 

"Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves," she said. "It's hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists. Some people even spread rumors about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me. But I don't take them seriously... It's what success is like. I'm happy I seem unreal to them, it means I'm doing a good job."  

Read the entire interview here.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

iHeartRadio Music Awards

Here's Where You Can Watch The iHeartRadio Awards 2015 Live

The second ever iHeartRadio Music Awards airs tonight at 8 p.m. Here's where you can stream it online for free.

Natalie Guercio

Did 'Mob Wives' Star Natalie Guercio Suffer From A Drug Overdose?

'Mob Wives' star Renee Graziano tweets support for Natalie Guercio after reality star allegedly suffers from drug overdose.

Adam Levine & Christina Aguilera

Watch Christina Aguilera Sing Adam Levine A Compliment On 'The Voice'

Watch a sneak peek of Christina Aguilera complimenting Adam Levine in a bit of an unusual way on 'The Voice' during the final bout of knockouts.

'Fast and Furious 7'

'Furious 7''s Alternate Title Is 'Wild Speed: Sky Mission'?

'Furious 7' actually has a pretty whack alternate title for its release in Japan.

Megan Fox

Will Megan Fox Join 'Transformers 5'?

We haven't heard a peep from the Transformers 5 team in a while, are they scouting for a new cast or perhaps reaching out to some old trusted actors.

Terminator Genisys

New 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer To Be Unveiled With 'Furious 7' Release

According to a report the new trailer for 'Terminator: Genisys' is timed to be unveiled with the release of Furious 7 in April.

'Beauty and the Beast' Season 2, Episode 21, 'Operation Fake Date'

What We Know So Far About Season 3 Of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Here's a low-down on the plot and production of season 3 of 'Beauty and the Beast' up until now.

Dancing With the Stars

Derek Hough Talks Nastia Liukin on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Derek Hough recently praised his new 'Dancing With the Stars' partner Nastia Liukin.

'Jurassic World'

Gun Toting Chris Pratt In Hunting Mode In New 'Jurassic World' Still

Chris Pratt looks like he means business, although mildly bruised, he is ammunitioned up on his motorbike, in a new 'Jurassic World' still.

'Superbad'

'Superbad' Sequel In The Works?

Judd Apatow dished about his wish to work on a sequel to 'Superbad' in a recent interview.

'Fast and Furious 7'

'Furious 7' To Be 'More Intense,' 'Up The Ante' New Inside Look Clip Reveals

A new clip from 'Furious 7' reveals new footage and the cast members talking about the movie's exceptionality.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Slim & Fit 1 Month After Giving Birth?

Is Carrie Underwood looking super skinny less than a month after giving birth?

Terminator Genisys

New Details About Arnold Vs. Arnold Fight Scene In 'Terminator: Genisys'

New details about Arnold Schwarzenegger's fight scene as the Guardian vs. the old T-800 in Terminator: Genisys have been revealed.

Latest News

Taylor Swift

Does Calvin Harris Want To 'Settle Down' With Taylor Swift?

With a new celebrity couple alert going around, it appears that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris might be the real deal.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor Responds To Critics Who Bashed Her Latest Video, 'I Don't Think It's Sexist'

Breakout star Meghan Trainor has something to say to all the critics who are against the music video for her latest hit 'Dear Future Husband.'

Jessica Biel

New PHOTOS Released Of Jessica Biel's Growing Baby Bump

Jessica Biel's due date for her first child is getting closer and closer.

Zoe Sugg Alfie Deyes

See PHOTOS Of Zoe Sugg's Surprise Birthday Party

Zoe Sugg celebrated her 25th birthday on Saturday and her boyfriend gave her a thoughtful present that made her happier than ever.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Brandi Glanville & Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump & Brandi Glanville Go Head To Head During 'RHOBH' Season 5 Reunion

The drama between the cast of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' is far from over and two ladies are getting ready to go to war during the season 5 reunion.

Zayn Malik

Is Zayn Malik Starting A Solo Career After His Sudden Decision To Quit One Direction?

Heartthrob Zayn Malik reportedly starting solo music career after saying farewell to One Direction.

Reign

Mary Faces A Decison After Francis Falls Ill On 'Reign'

What's next for Mary after she discovers that Francis is sick while she has another man in her love life?

Andrew Lincoln

Main Character Could Be Killed During 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Finale?

'The Walking Dead' season finale will feature lots of shocking surprises and it looks like Rick could be killed during the 90-minute episode.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Roman Reigns

'WrestleMania 31' Rumors: Latest News and Buzz Surrounding the 'Show of Shows' [VIDEO]

It's the biggest night of the year for the WWE as WrestleMania 31 goes live from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. and here is the latest news about the show.

Jonathan Taylor

Alabama Football News: Crimson Tide DT Jonathan Taylor Arrested For Domestic Violence

Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was taken into custoday on Saturday for third-degree assault and criminal mischief, stemming from his role in a domestic violence incident.

Call of Duty

Call Of Duty Championship Finals Livestream: Watch The Remaining Top Teams Compete For The $400,000 First Prize

The losers bracket finals, winners finals, and the championship match remain today, with Denial and Revenge ready to face off in the winners finals.

Jim McElwain

Florida Gators Football News: Head Coach Jim McElwain Bashes Florida Gators' Roster As 'Insufficient' [VIDEO]

According to Jim McElwain, Florida's roster has a long way to go before it can compete in the SEC.

France National Team

France vs. Denmark Live Stream Free Online: International Friendly, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two nations looking to return to form will do battle today in an international friendly between France and Denmark. The match scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET will be held at the Stade de France and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on Fox Deportes.

Ireland National Team

Ireland vs. Poland Live Stream Free Online: Euro Cup Qualifiers, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

The chase for the 2016 European Cup will take its next step on Sunday. Two teams attempting to qualify for the tournament will do battle in a match between Ireland and Poland. The contest scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET will be held at the Dublin Arena in Dublin and can be live streamed here free.

Vainglory

Latest Vainglory Hero Announced For MOBA Hit; Introducing Vox, A Versatile Sniper And Offspring Of Ardan [VIDEO]

Super Evil Megacorp has teased the next hero for their mobile MOBA hit, Vainglory. Vox is a mobile sniper who can adapt to any situation.

Toronto FC

Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC Live Stream Free Online: MLS Standings 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs in opposite conferences of MLS will do battle today in a league match between Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC. The first-division clash scheduled for 7 p.m. ET will be held at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on Fox Sports 1.

Simon Pegg

Star Trek 3’ Movie Details: New Simon Pegg Script Ignores Original Orci Attempt

Script for 'Star Trek 3' will be all new with none of the Orci attempt featured.

Nintendo

Target Nintendo 3DS Sale Offers Up Five First Party Games For $15: Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros And More

Target is offering up a weeklong sale of some of the 3DS' best titles. All for just $15.

Real Time Analytics