Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukrainian model who lives her life as a "Human Barbie" doll, showed off her exercise routine in an amateur workout video she posted to YouTube (see above).
In the video, the super-slender Lukyanova jogs on the beach and take selfies in front of a mirror at the gym, showing off her flat stomach and fat-free limbs.
Tiny Portions Keep Her Skinny
Valeria, 28, said she maintains her petite frame by following a low-calorie diet and working out several days a week. "If you want to live a long life and stay beautiful, eat vegetables and herbs," she told the Daily Beast. "Eat very small portions. I do a serious workout in the gym three times a week and I run a lot."
The tiny-waisted Valeria recently made headlines after revealing that she wanted to convert to the extreme breatharian diet and subsist on nothing but air and light. "In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all," said the Human Barbie. "I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone."
Lukyanova explained that her light-and-air diet is part of her conversion to "breatharianism," a belief associated with the concept of inedia, or fasting. Proponents of breatharianism believe people can subsist for extended periods of time without food or water, fueled solely by transcendental life energy. Not surprisingly, some breatharians have starved to death after following this starvation diet.
In November 2013, actress Michelle Pfeiffer revealed she had briefly followed the breatharian diet after joining an insane cult during her early 20s. "They believed that people in their highest state were breatharian," said Pfeiffer, who now follows the vegan diet.
'Race-Mixing Has Lowered Beauty Standards'
Meanwhile, Valeria has slammed rumors that her Barbie-doll beauty is the result of numerous plastic surgeries. She said she has only had breast implants, and the rest of her looks is due to makeup.
"Don’t believe any stories about me having rib-removing surgeries — they aren’t true," she said. "The only surgery I had was the breast surgery. My mother’s waist is as narrow as mine. I inherited that from her."
When asked why she prefers to live her live as a Human Barbie, Lukyanova said she wants to inspire others. "The Barbie doll looks perfect; it was created as a human idol," said Valeria. "I believe the way I look inspires other people to improve their appearance, eat healthy, and live a more active, creative life."
Lukyanova recently came under fire after proclaiming that race-mixing has lowered society's beauty standards. Valeria described her blonde ice-princess look as Nordic, and said race-mixing has caused a "degeneration" in beauty.
"For example, a Russian marries an Armenian. They have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad's nose," said Valeria, who has recorded several songs in a failed bid to be a pop star. "She goes and files it down a little, and it's all good. Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that."