Do you ever come across someone in real life that looks like they were Photoshopped? Occasionally I’ll see people that are so perfect it seems as though they can’t be real. Meet Valeria Lukyanova, a 21-year-old Ukranian singer who looks eerily like Barbie.
Valeria has many of Barbie’s features, including long blonde hair, a thin nose, large boobs, and tiny waist. When I first saw a picture of her, I actually thought she was a doll. Because she has so many similarities to Barbie, she is often accused of being heavily Photoshopped in pictures. To put rumors to rest and to prove her looks are real, V Magazine featured her in their latest “Girl Power” issue.
In the interview, Valeria was asked how she feels about people saying she’s artificial. “Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves. It’s hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists. This is how they justify not wanting to strive for self-improvement. It’s how they explain their continued inaction. It’s just an excuse,” she said. “There are plenty of video clips on the Internet showing what I really look like. Some people even spread rumors about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me. 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.”
Check out some pictures from Valeria’s spread in V in the gallery below!
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