Valeria Lukyanova, the woman known worldwide as the human Barbie, recently said she is revolted by kids and despises family life. This seems ironic since she’s spent an immense amount of time and money molding herself into the image of a top childhood toy, the Barbie Doll.
Valeria Lukyanova has made headline news periodically in the last few years for her odd living-doll-like appearance. While she is still capturing attention today with her body, apparently folks are interested in her thoughts as well, according to the Huffington Post on April 7.
Just why do people care what this woman who has to say? It could be because she is such an oddity. When her pictures and YouTube video surfaced online, she was considered a product of Photoshop to the extreme. It looks like the curiosity got to GQ’s Michael Idov, who traveled to the Ukraine to meet this Barbie Doll lookalike. He came back saying she is not a product of Photoshop, but very real.
Valeria Lukyanova might look like the innocent Barbie that most women played with when they were kids, but her racist views are anything but appealing. She thinks that the standard of beauty has changed due to “race mixing.”
Her view was a bit skewed, but she added an example to explain her mindset clearly:
"For example, a Russian marries an Armenian. They have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad's nose. 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. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this. I love the Nordic image myself. I have white skin; I am a Nordic type -- perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic."
This human Barbie would “rather die from torture than have a family lifestyle” and she is very clear when she expresses this point of view to her interviewer saying:
"It's unacceptable to me. The very idea of having children brings out this deep revulsion in me. Most people have children to fulfill their own ambitions, not to give anything," she says, adding later, "I'd rather die from torture because the worst thing in the world is to have a family lifestyle."
What does this say about her own childhood? Freud might have had a ball with this case, but it sounds as if Ms. Lukyanova doesn't have room in her life for anyone but herself.
While she strives for beauty on the outside, the inside seems a bit rancid, so she isn’t the perfect life-like Barbie after all. You always knew that your Barbie Doll would marry Ken someday and have a litter of kids. Skipper would provide the babysitting and family life would be the end result for Barbie and her entourage.
This was of course after she frolicked in her pool, sailed on her yacht, and tried her hand at being a nurse, a doctor, a vet, a hairdresser and all the other career accessories that have been on the market for Barbie over the years. She would eventually come around and trade the Barbie convertible in for a minivan and pull up to the Barbie Dream House and live happily ever after with Ken.
This doesn’t seem to be in the cards for Valeria Lukyanova. It sounds as if traditional life in general disgusts the human Barbie. Apparently she doesn’t get the concept that beauty is only skin deep. This could be an understatement about the girl who is sculpting her body after something that came out of an plastic injection molding machine!