A woman nicknamed the ‘Human Barbie’ denies having plastic surgery to look like a real ‘walking, talking’ living version of the famous doll.
Bizarrely Valeria Lukyanova, 30, also claims she looks nothing like the iconic plastic girls’ toy – and believes she has barely changed in looks since being a 14-year-old teenager.
And she says any comparison is not only unintentional and one she disagrees with – but she also finds it insulting.
The Ukranian model, DJ and singer – who has almost 350,000 followers on Instagram – first came to attention three years ago after pictures showing her tiny waist were posted online.
Fans have long believed she must have had surgery to get her looks.
But she insists her slender figure is just the result of a good diet involving small amounts of raw fish and fresh fruit juice – and lots of exercise.
In an interview discussing her appearance she said she is “just a classy girl”.
Valeria told showbiz and lifestyle website TooFab: “We all have changed since our childhood from the age of 14 years I have not particularly changed except for my body and hair colour.”
“I do not think that I look like a Barbie I think I just look like a classy girl it takes about an hour and a half to do that.”
When asked what the biggest misconception surrounding her was, she replied: “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.”
But she added that she wouldn’t completely rule out surgery in the future.
“If I require it (plastic surgery) for my body then of course. I am not against surgery. But for now there is nothing I need to do,” she said.
In the past she has admitted to following a ‘breatharian’ lifestyle which is based on a cult that believes food – and possibly water – are unnecessary to survive.
Lukyanova neither drinks or smokes – and claims that she is working towards being able to survive on no food whatsoever.