Valeria Lukyanova is a Ukranian model who gained world-wide fame for turning herself into a real-life barbie doll, with her Barbie-esque physique, small waist, large breasts and wide eyes, controversy has surrounded her every move since her computer-perfect visage went viral last year.
When pictures of Lera first emerged last year, many doubted whether she was real or if the unnatural look was down to clever photo editing. But she explained her seemingly unattainable proportions come from daily gym visits, starving herself and a boob job.
In an interview last October, during which she consumed only a juice of melon and raspberry, she said:
“For the last four months I’ve been on a liquid diet and then I plan to drink only water. “After that I will live only on the prana. For many years I was on a raw food diet, but for deeper spiritual practices I need to improve myself.”
The petite model is fearful of putting on weight despite being a slight 7st. She said: “I am afraid that I am gaining weight. “Now I’m 45kg (7st), although before I was 42kg (6st 9lbs). With time I will learn to adjust the weight in my mind.”
However, what most of the world doesn’t know is that Valeria is not a real girl at all, but a time-travelling spiritual guru whose purpose is to save the world from the clutches of superficiality and negative energy.
Valeria, AKA Space Barbie, gives us Vice access to her world to show us how physical perfection truly is the best medium through which to deliver life-changing philosophy to the human race.