Sure, the classic Barbie doll has created an unattainable image of female beauty. Researchers, who generated a computer model of a real woman with Barbie-doll proportions, found that her back would be too weak to support the weight of her upper body, and her body would be too narrow to contain more than half a liver and a few centimeters of bowel.These insane body proportions leave a real-life Barbie roaming the streets on all fours.
Not to make this sound unsexy, but if a real woman were built with the same disproportionately large breasts and teeny waist of a Barbie doll, she would suffer from chronic diarrhea and eventually die from malnutrition. (What would Ken think about this? Would he even mind – being he has a smooth, plastic genital area?)
Enter 21-year-old Valeria Lukyanova. She has made the transformation to real-life Barbie doll. Or so she claims.
The International Business Times reports that the 21-year-old model has had plastic surgery to achieve her proportionate Barbie doll looks.
Valeria Lukyanova describes herself as “the most famous Russian woman on the Russian-language Internet.” She has posted a multitude of online content, from photos to YouTube videos to outlandish quips on her personal website. Her YouTube channel, Amatue, has over 1.5 million video views.
Skeptics suggest that the real-life, Ukrainian Barbie simply uses Photoshop to alter her photos and carve out that ultra-thin waist. (That would cause a lot less chronic diarrhea and malnutrition.) Does it really matter if it’s a hoax or not? We’re hooked regardless. In times like these, it’s best to turn to Taiwanese animation to truly tell real-life Barbie’s full story:
Yup, nothing mentally unhealthy about wanting to look like a real-life Barbie doll. Is Valeria Lukyanova an example of a Frankenstein experiment gone array? Should Valeria now work on her insides – and do something like read a book?
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