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The Real Life Barbie Girl

By Kerysmarie @littleboblab
The real life Barbie Girl   Say hello to Valeria Lukyanova, a 21-year old Ukrainian girl, who had all her childhood dreams of becoming Barbie come true.. Thanks to extensive cosmetic surgery. The real life Barbie Girl In an interview with V magazine, The human Barbie said: "Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves. It's hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists.. But I don't take them seriously. I'm even flattered! It's what success is like. I'm happy I seem unreal to them, it means I'm doing a good job." She also claims she has seen a rise in girls jumping on the trend. "Indeed, I've noticed a trend. Every good-looking woman with fine features and a slim figure looks like a doll," she observed. "I won't deny that I play along with people's perceptions. I'm amused by the reactions. I don't take it seriously."    I can't help but think that most 'Barbie girls' I've come to know or seen up until now have been merely extensions, excessive makeup and a heck of a lot of pink clothing. It is pretty remarkable what Valeria has done to her body & the lengths she has gone to live her dream, but how far is too far?   The Creatures family is in the plastic surgery business and I'm no stranger to hearing stories about surgery. I even have a large amount of friends who have gone under the knife themselves. But its pretty scary how much women (and men) these days are willing to change themselves in order to be deemed beautiful. & increasingly to become successful. In Valeria's case her transformation has paid off, her modelling career has took off with a bang, but how long will her beauty last and will she be just a 15 minutes of fame star? - I mean looking like Barbie is a novelty right?   The real life Barbie Girl  Dr. Anthony LaBruna, Plastic Surgeon Director of Manhattan Plastic Surgery, estimates that Valeria has spent half a million pounds to get her near-perfect Barbie look. "If Barbie were an actual woman, she would be 5’9″ tall, 110 pounds, have a 38DD″ bust, an 18″ waist, and 33″ hips. If Barbie was a real-life woman, she would have to walk on all fours to accommodate her uneven proportions"   The doctor added a natural woman would need to surgically cut into her bone and ribs to have a smaller waist and wider hips to accomodate the perfect Barbie look. Dolls are suppose to have exaggerated features, glassy eyes, and a plastic appearance. Transferring such an image onto a real-life human being somehow doesn't have the same effect.    Valeria and other women pursuing perfection are known to be incredibly insecure and extremely self-critical. It's has been said by critics to be a sad statement when women feel the need to go to such drastic measures to attain an out-of-reach level of beauty.
So what do you think of the Barbie look?
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The real life Barbie Girl

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