Meet Valeria Lukyanova, a 21-year-old Ukrainian model who has made herself up into a real-life Barbie.
Lukyanova has a prolific web presence, especially in Russia, which includes thousands of photos of the model looking, well, like a Barbie.
Lukyanova’s got the long, straight blonde hair, the flawless ivory skin, the wide-eyed look and the heart-shaped mouth. Even more unbelievable, however, is her tiny, seemingly carved-out waist and her disproportionally large chest. It may not be scientifically exact, but Lukyanova comes close to real-life Barbie proportions.
Valeria’s Tumblr does include some relatively natural-looking photos (and a video of her without any makeup). But then there are those where, covered in layers of makeup and possibly Photoshop, she looks truly plastic.
What did she look like before the transormation?
And, here is a ‘Before-After’ picture side-by-side.
In 2003, researchers found that if Barbie were a life-size woman, her measurements would be 32-17-28. Dr. Athony LaBruna, the director of Manhattan Plastic Surgery explained in detail as to what all needs to be done to transform a living human body to look like a plastic Barbie doll.
LaBruna speaking at ABC’s Good Morning America’s segment Tuesday said, “A women needs to get breast enhancements to be a 38DD and cut some ribs out” to get an 18″ waist, make the hips wider and change her face. Of course, the woman would have to go blonde like Barbie.”
Dr. Athony LaBruna, the director of Manhattan Plastic Surgery, has weighed in on the debate. He has explained in detail as to what all needs to be done to transform a living human body to look like a plastic Barbie doll. He told ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this week: “A women needs to get breast enhancements to be a 38DD and cut some ribs out to get an 18″ waist, make the hips wider and change her face. Of course, the woman would have to go blonde like Barbie.”
However, Dr. Malcolm Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has warned other aspiring young girls just how dangerous such surgeries can be. He told ABC News, “Valeria is only 21, so certain milestones in growth and physical maturity ought to be considered before plastic surgery is performed. ASPS cautions patients to keep in mind that plastic surgery is real surgery with real risks, just as with any operation, so the decision should not be taken lightly.”