She’s not plastic (or so she claims), but life’s fantastic for human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova.
V magazine invited the Ukrainian internet phenom to New York City, where they played dress up with the life-size doll, putting her in the skimpiest designer clothes by Dsquared2, Ralph Lauren, Diesel and Michael Kors.
After having their fun, V sat down with Valeria (and a translator) to pick her not so vacant mind.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On her beauty routine:
“Most of my makeup I design myself as I put it on. I├óΓé¼Γäóm an artistic person, and I love dramatic images and bright makeup. I love the process of doing my own.”
On her style:
“Everything derives from my spiritual practices. My mood is created by meditation and energy techniques. It makes me want to see everything as beautiful and bright, refined and original. I├óΓé¼Γäóm an idealist and a perfectionist, and I want my looks to reflect the world within me and how I feel. My close friend Dominika is a fashion designer, and she helps me create the kind of clothing that is consistent with my spiritual practice. Dominika draws the designs we create.”
On whether or not she’s had any work done:
“Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves. It├óΓé¼Γäós hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists. This is how they justify not wanting to strive for self-improvement. It├óΓé¼Γäós how they explain their continued inaction. It├óΓé¼Γäós just an excuse. There are plenty of video clips on the Internet showing what I really look like. Some people even spread rumors about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me. But I don├óΓé¼Γäót take them seriously. I├óΓé¼Γäóm even flattered! It├óΓé¼Γäós what success is like. I├óΓé¼Γäóm happy I seem unreal to them, it means I├óΓé¼Γäóm doing a good job.”
That’ right. Haters gonna hate! Keep talkin’, you’re makin’ her famous and all the other cliches out there. LOLz.
Do U think she’s the real deal???
[Image courtesy of V Magazine.]