'Human Barbie' Valeria Lukyanova poses for V Magazine!
Everywhere I turn I'm hearing about another chick undergoing surgery to look like a real life doll. Is it me or is the world suddenly developing a Barbie complex? Valeria Lukyanova is a Ukranian model who gained Internet fame with her doll-like appearance, which includes exaggerated Barbie body proportions and plastic doll-like facial features. Lukyanova recently opened up about her life as a living doll in a photo shoot she did for V Magazine.
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The photos from the shoot shows off the young blonde's extremely thin waist, large, raccoon-ish eyes, huge chest and plastic face. I did a double take when I first saw the pictures. I couldn't believe how animated this woman looked. Lukyanova doesn't seem bothered by any of the attention--negative or positive--she's been receiving on her looks. "Indeed, I've noticed a trend," the Ukrainian model told V 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."
Um, sorry to break it Lukyanova, but NO--every good-looking woman with a slim body does NOT look like a doll. Let's be honest and address the deeper issue here, shall we? Barbies were NOT meant for grown women to idolize! These dolls feature impossible features that NO woman should ever aspire to have. It's evident that women like Lukyanova are not at all comfortable in their own skin.
Sadly, Lukyanova is not the only one out there guilty of trying to look like a doll. According to Forbes the "Barbie Flu," is a trend that seems to be spreading throughout the Ukraine. Tons of women are dramatically altering their appearances so that they can look like real-life dolls. To be honest, I feel like I'm seeing a similiar trend even here in the states. Just look at rapper Nicki Minaj for instance.
The American Idol judge is known for her signature wigs, Barbie-looking style and exaggerated curves (which many have speculated to have been a result of plastic surgery). Oh and did I mention she refers to herself as a black Barbie? What kind of example are we setting for the young girls of this generation? Instead of focusing on school and things that are ACTUALLY important in life, should our little girls really be obsessing over their Barbie dolls? It makes me really sad to see women trying to attain such unrealistic standards of beauty.
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What do you think about the whole human Barbie doll trend?