Meet 21 year old Valeria Lukyanova.
She is an Ukrainian model who has made herself into a real life Barbie, the Mattel doll.
Lukyanova has Barbie’s long flowing straight blonde hair, her flawless ivory skin, the dreamy wide-eyed look and the luscious heart-shaped mouth. Even more! She has her tiny, seemingly carved-out waist and her disproportionally large chest.
It may not be scientifically or mathematically accurate or exact, but Lukyanova comes pretty close to a real life Barbie proportions.
Now here is where the controversy comes to play. Valeria Lukyanova makes no secret that she uses a lot of makeup. But, did she also undergo plastic surgery, to achieve the look? Or does she use Photoshop? Or perhaps she uses a little (except the makeup) of all three.
It is rumored Valeria paid over $800,000 to look like Barbie. At this point, Valeria is riding the controversy (she’s not saying).