"Human Barbie." "Living Doll." Call her what you want, but Valeria Lukyanova is an Internet sensation. After a recent interview for V Magazine, even more interest sparked about the reality of the Ukrainian girl who, with her large, glassy eyes and tiny waist, has been dubbed a fake.
TheDirty.com founded by Nik Richie claimed Lukyanova is fake and obtains the image people fawn over online using photo editing software like Photoshop to retouch her pictures. The claim was bolstered using evidence of a video posted by the "Living Doll" herself. The website even attests Lukyanova is the "Michael Jackson of Ukraine."
According to the Dirty Army, "an anonymous user on TheDirty.com, Lukyanova is "the biggest fraud ever."
"All you people gushing over Valeria Lukyanova are a bunch of morons. This girl is a FRAUD. She had been badly photoshopping her photos since the beginning of her time online. Her videos aren’t photoshopped. Does she still look the same? Not only are her looks fake/photoshopped this girl is also mentally insane. There is a ton more of videos out there and as you can see from them, she looks nothing like she does when she photoshops her photos."
Lukyanova has denied in the past to having plastic surgery -- aside from breast augmentation -- and to retouching her images.
This prompted Lukyanova to post the video, which was included on TheDirty.com, where she tilts her head to prove to pundits that she is real. However, many have criticized her for the video, saying she looks more human than in her photos.
"Everyone who will try to ask me about my neck at least one more time in their life will be banned immediately," she said. "Mean people ... Can't you understand I have neck problems? And I can't hold my neck straight."
Lukyanova explain her "thin and fragile neck" is unable to support her "big head."
"I'm happy I seem unreal," Lukyanova said in a post on her Facebook page. "It means I'm doing a good job."
Meanwhile, Lukyanova is still riding the publicity wave from her interview with V Magazine, where she admitted that she is frequently monitored by the Security Service of Ukraine, is a teacher of "astral projection" at the School of Out-of-Body-Travel and is an aspiring musician in "new age opera" as well a professional mountain climber. The Tiraspol, Ukraine-native also shared what a day in her life is like.
"In the morning I work on my face and I get a massage, then I spend some time on the Internet," Lukyanova told V magazine. "I meditate and travel in my astral body, and after that I work out at the gym. I go for a walk with my best girlfriend, I get home, and I make dinner for the man I love. Then I spend some more time on the Internet, do some reading and meditating, and go to bed."
Nadine joined IBTimes in July 2011 and is the editor of the Continuous News Desk, which covers trending news. She writes about retail, the fashion industry and pop culture...