The Human Barbie Decided To Ditch The Barbie Look — This Is What She Looks Like Now

By now, you must have at least heard of Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukranian model who became known as the Human Barbie. She underwent surgery and has a very strict routine to enhance the Barbie effect: she wears contact lenses and heavy makeup. However, only her closest friends and family know her without smoke and mirrors. Are you ready to see her as she is? Let’s take a look!

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#21. A Cute Little Doll

Growing up, Valeria Lukyanova took pride in her extensive collection of Barbie dolls. Like any other child, she enjoyed dressing them up, combing their hair and playing house. This does not seem out of the ordinary. However, little did her parents know about the change this would provoke later…

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She took great interest in her Barbies; she was captivated by their perfect look. Allegedly, it derived in an obsession. Keep reading to find out more about her transformation.

#20. Growing Up

Lukyanova lived a normal life as she became older. After turning 16, she moved to Odessa, Ukraine and she got a degree in Architecture. 

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After the war in Donbass broke out, in 2014, she had to move to Moscow, Russia. However, destiny had other plans for her and soon she’ll realize that there was a more exotic destination awaiting for her.

#19. Pageants

Her career started around 2007, when she won the worldwide beauty pageant  “Miss Diamond Crown of the World“. Neither body modification nor plastic surgery were forbidden to compete in this pageant. However, her beauty seemed out of the ordinary —not to say….unnatural.

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Photoshoots, interviews with the Russian media, this was her starting point and soon her life will change dramatically because apparently, this wasn’t enough for her.

#18. Early Fame

Most of the fame came after she started posting pictures and videos of herself showing a remarkable resemblance to a Barbie doll.

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Audiences were instantly captivated by her large eyes, pointy nose, long blond hair and her tiny, slim waist. However, little did they know of the sacrifice she had to endure to achieve this look.

#17. First Steps

She was aware of her outstanding beauty but was far from satisfied. She wanted to look like a human doll…a Barbie doll, to be more specific. This meant she’d have to take drastic measures to achieve her dreams.

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At first, there were very subtle changes in Lukyanova’s appearance. Nevertheless, her looks quickly began to change dramatically to adopt a more Barbie-like facade. Soon, critics with expertise in plastic surgery began to make some interesting remarks.

#16. Secrets

For starters, she got a breast augmentation. This was her first step towards her dream, but this was just the beginning. At first, she denied having done any surgery, but she later came to admit having breast implants. But the question remains…how far did she actually go? I mean…she only admitted to the most obvious changes, but what else is she hiding?

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There is much speculation around the extreme surgeries she must have had to endure to achieve this look so flawlessly. And to anyone asking if she’s willing to undergo surgery in the future, she says that she’d do it if needed in the future.

“I am not against surgery, but for now there is nothing I need to do,” she admitted

#15. Like Mother, Like Daughter

It’s crystal clear that she inherited her mother’s good looks, but was it enough? Apparently, not because she had to undergo all these extreme procedures to be transformed into a real-life doll.

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One would think that her mother, Irina Lukyanova, would somehow oppose her daughter’s behavior, but shockingly, her response was totally different. According to Valeria, it was her mother who supported her during this journey and the person who encouraged her to lead a more “spiritual” life.

#14. Spirituality

She revealed that, just as she does, her mother follows a very strict diet to preserve her looks. But, as previously stated, both mother and daughter are fervent believers of leading a life of spirituality.

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“Many people think you need only good looks to be successful but that’s not true – only spiritual work can bring tangible results,” Valeria revealed.

#13. A Sculpted Body

Once she achieved the look she was striving for, critics just gave for granted the fact that she had gone under the knife several times. A nose job, liposuction on all her limbs, cheek and neck reduction and a sculpted abdomen —those were some of all the surgeries they attributed to her.

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As more people noticed her perfect hourglass shape and her perfectly sculpted body, suspicions about her having removed ribs started to grow…and quickly. In case you were wondering, yes, that is possible and it’s a usual proceeding among models. And if that wasn’t enough, people accused her of altering her photos to make them even more exaggerated.

#12. Smoke And Mirrors

She downright denies having anything plastic on her and she explains that, to achieve this look, she spends an hour and a half on her makeup and hair routine. Whether to believe her or not is up to you, but mind you: she might be telling the truth.

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It seems that she achieves this look by means of advanced makeup skills, contact lenses and hard workout routines. The problem with this claim is that it seems that her idea of diet and exercise routines are worlds apart from the norm.

#11. “This Isn’t Me”

Apparently, she is not willing to disclose how many times she’s been through surgery or if she’s even been through surgery at all. She explains that it is necessary to look beyond what’s superficial because we might not be looking at the real her.

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“I think that this kind of people should understand that it is necessary to evaluate a person not on the external qualities but by their soul,” she reveals when asked about her physical appearance.

#10. What Changed

But, she remains patient with her curious fans and she tries to answer questions, which, generally, are related to plastic surgery, as they believe she has definitely gone under the knife for more just breast implants.

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She replied: “As you can see, I’ve only done my boobs and have always been skinny. The only difference is that now I am more fit. That’s the only difference.”

#9. Nutrition

Valeria maintains this incredible look and a low body fat percentage by following a very strict, clean diet. Multiple times she said that to be healthy and fit you need to eat vegetables such as carrots, lentils, cabbage, kale, beans and fruits. “Keep it clean and tasty!” she says.

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She prefers a vegetarian diet but you should feel free to add anything that is clean and good for you. A friendly reminder from your writer: always consult with your doctor and don’t try any crazy diets by yourself. What works for some, may not work for others.

#8. Hard Workout

Not only is she thin, but she’s also fit. There is little to no information on the details of her daily workout but these are a few things she does to boost her metabolism and burn fat: cardio work, weightlifting and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These are considered the most efficient ways to work out and improve your strength.

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A good workout routine, accompanied by a healthy and conscious diet are key to achieving a healthy and fit body. However, as Valeria says, you should embrace the limits of your body and always stay true to yourself.

#7. Her Astral Self

Valeria strongly believes that good looks cannot secure success alone; one needs to do spiritual work in order to achieve results.” She insists that good looks is not the only thing she has to offer to the world and she wants to help people get in touch with their astral selves. 

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Now, as we promised, here are her no-makeup photos… Do you think she pulls off this look by wearing makeup only? Slide to see!

#6. A Clean Face

I personally think that it’s pretty clear. She uses a TON of makeup to achieve that look, but I don’t think that she’s had her face modified at all.

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Anyways, wearing a full-cover makeup is preferable to having your body altered permanently. Don’t you think?

#5. A Clean Body

And what about that insane doll-like figure? Well, take a look at her selfies at the gym. I think that it pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it?

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At least, at first sight, it doesn’t seem like she’s done anything but the breast surgery she already acknowledges. I believe this is the result of strict diet and exercise routine.

#4. At The Gym

As we said before, she firmly believes in working out on a daily basis, for five to six hours! Ouch…that hurt right in my laziness.

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I love her gym look, it suits her really well. Also, don’t you think she looks a little less intimidating? I mean, she’s just another regular girl at the gym! Okay…she does look awesome, but nothing out of the ordinary.

#3. A Classy Girl

As contradictory as it may seem, the model does not enjoy at all being called the Human Barbie or being reminded about her resemblance to the doll. She claims she just doesn’t see it.

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“I do not think that I look like a Barbie (…) I think I just look like a classy girl,” she confessed

#2. This Is Me

As you can see, Amatue —her new name— is tired and kind of annoyed that people only remember that side of her and forget that she is also a writer, musician and a DJ.

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“That I did a bunch of surgeries to look like a doll and know nothing more about me (…) It is actually completely different and my look is only a side effect of my inner world,” she revealed.

#1. Just A Lifestyle

She does look unrecognizable, but hey! Have you seen other people doing cosplay? I think it’s the same. She does this for a living, it is not her real self, as she mentioned.

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In fact, without all that makeup, I think she’s quite a natural beauty. Don’t you?

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