Human or Barbie? Valeria Lukyanova, Dakota Rose & Venus Palermo

Updated: 2012-04-23
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Valeria Lukyanova has become an internet sensation in her home country of Russia

Valeria Lukyanova has become an internet sensation in her home country of Russia, claiming on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet.

 

Valeria Lukyanova's doll-like features, long blonde hair and ‘perfect’ body make her look like a real life Barbie.

Valeria Lukyanova's doll-like features, long blonde hair and ‘perfect’ body make her look like a real life Barbie.

 

Young girls are fast becoming internet sensations not because of their vocal skills or dance moves, but because they resemble living dolls.

 

Meet Valeria Lukyanova, as 21-year-old Ukrainian model who has made herself up into a real-life Barbie.

 

Lukyanova's got the long, straight blonde hair, the flawless ivory skin, the wide-eyed look and the heart-shaped mouth. Even more unbelievable, however, is her tiny, seemingly carved-out waist and her disproportionally large chest. It may not be scientifically exact, but Lukyanova comes close to real-life Barbie proportions.

 

Valeria Lukyanova bears such a resemblance to the famed plastic doll that cynical web users have been speculating about whether or not she is real.

With her tiny waist and large breasts, Valeria Lukyanova bears such a resemblance to the famed plastic doll that cynical web users have been speculating about whether or not she is real.

 

In a spoof video posted on YouTube an animated version of Valeria Lukyanova undergoes surgery to enhance her already prominent assets.

In a spoof video posted on YouTube an animated version of Valeria Lukyanova undergoes surgery to enhance her already prominent assets.

 

Valeria Lukyanova's bright blue eyes and long blonde hair are almost identical to that of the traditional Barbie doll.

Valeria Lukyanova's bright blue eyes and long blonde hair are almost identical to that of the traditional Barbie doll.

 

Valeria Lukyanova's Barbie doll looks have made her the focus of much online interest.

Valeria Lukyanova's Barbie doll looks have made her the focus of much online interest.

 

Valeria Lukyanova's proportions are exaggerated by her super-sized boobs relative to her thin waist.

Valeria Lukyanova's proportions are exaggerated by her super-sized boobs relative to her thin waist.

 

Others say Valeria Lukyanova’s face looks made of plastic. She looks like a victim of plastic surgery gone wrong.

Others say Valeria Lukyanova’s face looks made of plastic. She looks like a victim of plastic surgery gone wrong.

 

Some people say Valeria Lukyanova's self-portraits look photoshopped. Valeria is beginning to find fans in France and elsewhere in Europe.

Some people say Valeria Lukyanova's self-portraits look photoshopped. Valeria is beginning to find fans in France and elsewhere in Europe.

 

Horrified viewers have slammed the model over her looks. One commented: She looks not only ugly, but ridiculous while another wrote: "A woman with completely perfect features is a boring woman."

Others were kinder to the blonde beauty. One asked: "Isn't unhealthy obsession on looking like a Barbie doll a part of her identity though?"

But the big question remains unanswered: Is Valeria real or is this an elaborate Photoshop hoax?

 

On her blog, Valeria Lukyanova talks about the music she makes.

On her blog, Valeria Lukyanova talks about the music she makes. She’s also into astroplaning.

 

Are Valeria Lukyanova’s Barbie doll looks too artificial to be considered beautiful?

What do you think? Are Valeria Lukyanova’s Barbie doll looks too artificial to be considered beautiful?

 

Valeria Lukyanova

Valeria Lukyanova

 

Staring doe-eyed at the camera, with cupids bow lips and a porcelain complexion Dakota Rose has been hailed a real-life Barbie.

Known to her fans as Kota Koti, she has amassed a global audience with her YouTube fashion and beauty tutorials.

 

 

Dakota Rose is often referred to as KotaKoti, and has drawn a lot of attention for her resemblance to a barbie doll.

 

 

 

'I usually prefer something lighter. I would only wear this to a club, night time event,' she writes below a 6 minute video demonstrating how to apply 'nighttime eye make up'.

It is said that Dakota is especially popular across Asia as her sense of style appears to be inspired by the Japanese anime culture, in which big eyes and long straight hair are key features.

Little is known about the teenager but some websites suggest she is aged between 16 and 18 and from the west coast of America.

Despite her growing success, some commentators have warned that she could encourage the sexualisation of children.

 

Meet Valeria Lukyanova, Dakota Rose, Venus Palermo and other real-life Barbies

Venus Palermo isn’t a pop star or model — she is a 15-year-old Londoner who dresses as a living doll.

 

Venus Palermo, known online as Venus Angelic, is a 15-year-old girl who has also taken to the internet detailing how to look like a living doll.

After spending time in Japan and inspired by the craze for Japanese anime she decided to give her image an overhaul on her return to London two years ago.

 

Meet Valeria Lukyanova, Dakota Rose, Venus Palermo and other real-life Barbies

White make-up and powder create her porcelain skin tone and her strikingly doll-like eyes are due to speckled brown contact lenses and false lashes.

 

 She now has 78 videos on her official YouTube page - ranging from makeup tutorials and nail art to dancing and her Facebook page boasts over 13,000 fans.

Despite critics her mother approves: 'She actually thinks it's cute to wear cute and frilly clothes.'

While Venus said. 'I don't think that I will ever stop. I think I will grow in my style and just keep doing what I love.'

 

While the living doll-look is going global, in Asia it has been a long-running trend.

 
As early as 2010 it was reported that an increasing amount of Japanese women were aspiring to look like dolls, embracing femininity and obliterating sexuality altogether.

 
Naoko Kamijyo, then 19, told the New York Times: 'I’m no great beauty, but I love to be made up. I want to change myself, to be unrecognizable. Who wants to go through life just being themselves?'

She reportedly woke up at 5am every morning, spending at least two hours applying false eyelashes, false hair extensions, layers of foundation and other makeup products in a bid to look like a Barbie doll.

A recent poll in Taiwan of 13,000 students revealed nearly half started surfing the internet before the age of seven, and some start as young as three.

 
It found a correlation between the frequency of online social networking and the level of concern with appearance and self-image.

 

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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