Valeria Lukyanova says she’s no longer happy with the body she’s spent countless hours and money to achieve. The 29-year-old model, who’s been dubbed the “Human Barbie” for her uncanny resemblance to the eponymous Mattel toy, says she’s ready for a more “warlike figure” months after she was attacked by two men outside of her home in the Ukraine. The model, whose dramatic appearance is recognized worldwide, took to social media recently to talk about the changes she wants to make to her famous proportions.
"I no longer like my body,” she posted, according to E! Online. “It needs some muscle."
Lukyanova said her motivation for bulking up stemmed from her attack last year on Halloween night. She was happy with the way she looked, she said, but “that all changed after I was attacked by unknown persons and [they] injured my face,” she wrote on her Facebook page in Russian. “Since then, I decided to seek not just relief, but good and strong muscles like a female warrior Amazon!”
Lukyanova pulled no punches Thursday when addressing her haters on social media. The model took to Facebook on Thursday to berate people who have criticized her for her appearance.
"It is a pity that most people choose the path of degradation," she wrote in Russian, according to Us Weekly. "I am certainly still far from ideal, very far. But I strive for athleticism. ... So funny that girls and boys from sporting groups write such nasty things about my body ... so much negativity." New photos of Lukyanova appeared with the post. The model posed outdoors wearing heels, jean shorts and a blue tank top, and sporting her usual long, blonde locks.
Lukyanova made waves last year in an interview with GQ magazine, in which she implied that race-mixing – people from different ethnic backgrounds procreating – has been ruining what she said is the ideal definition of beauty.
“Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery?” Lukyanova told the magazine. “And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this.”