Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Does Human Barbie Valaria Lukyanova Exist Outside "You Tube'?
looking at the photograph of human barbie Valeria Lukyanova, left, you might wonder, if this Ukranian Internet star really exists out side of the strange land of you tube, where "living doll" beauty has become a trend. The picture, however, is from the new issue of V Magazine, which flew Lukyanova, known as "the human barbie" to New York for the shoot, providing her existence and giving us glimpse into her bizzaree brain. On one of the websites there are profiled many doll-like ladies from 19 year old Anime queen Anastasiya Shpgina, to 15-year old London You Tube sensation Venus Palermo, to England-native Sarah Berge, who currently holds world record for spending $ 500,000 on plastic surgery. Even so, Lukyanova's story stands out. Twnty-one year old Lukyanova refers to herself as " the most famous woman of the Russian-speaking Internet", and often uses the alias 'Amatue' meaning sun goddess. She hails from Moldavian city of Tiraspol, and currently has 466 videos uploaded to her You Tube account with over 16 million views and 535,000 Facebook fans. She was early to the living doll movement, but she tells V "Indeed" I have noticed a trend. " in fact, Lukyanova is friends with "Aneme girl" Anastasiya, who makes similar popular online beauty tutorials. " Every good-looking woman with fine features and slim figure looks like a doll. I would not deny that I play along with people's perceptions. I am amused by the reactions. I do not take it seriously." Strong reactions to Lukyanova appearance are not surprising. With her large glassy eyes ( enhanced by make up and contact lenses), long platinum blonde hair, Gumby-like limbs, and disproportionate chest to waist ratio, the Ukranian You Tube star really does look like she belongs to Mettel box on toy shelf. But despite her unrealistic exterior and confusing claims on her website that she is " endowed by nature with extraordinary external data" this woman is real. So what is the average day like for human Barbie like Lukyanova ? " In the morning I work on my face and I get a massage then I spend some time on the Internet". She tell the V magazine. " I mediate 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, I make dinnerr for the man I love. The I spend some more time on the Internet. Do some reading and mediating and go to bed." Yes all in a day work. Lukyanova encounters many haters in online forums. But she is not deterreed by them. " I know the otherr side of the celebrity is negativity. I see it in a positive light. If people care about me, then I am on the right path" she says. I am happy I seem unreal to them, It means I am doing good job. While she clearly values her appearance, she insists that her inner self is far is more important. So in addition to maintaining her intense beauty routine, Lukyanova is focusing on her spiritual journey. In fact she says she is teacher at School Of Out- Of- Body Travel. In this regard she told V " It is an Internastional 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 this is the future of mankind and that this has huge ptential." Speaking of potential, Lukyanova is also actively persuing a music career in the unknown to us "new age opera" genre. She says she writes most of her work during mediation and astral travels, and counts music by Sarah Brightman and Enigma amongst her influences. "Some times I can write a piece in one breath, in as little as five minutes." She tells V. Another dubious unknown talent of Lukyanova: " I am professional mountain climber"