V Magazine Photographs The Human Barbie, Valeria Lukyanova
Many of you may might have already heard of her and she’s been unofficially labeled as the ‘human doll’. Recently, she’s even become a bit of an internet sensation. Meet Valeria Lukyanova. Though she’s not unfamiliar to most, V Magazine decided to run a feature on her, shot by photographer, Sebastian Faena.
They brought her to NY from Ukraine and shot her for the spread. Many people question the authenticity of Valeria, but regardless of your view on her, she makes for quite a debate and grabs everyone’s attention out of fascination. Her eyes, for instance, are exaggerated through makeup and contacts.
V Magazine also sat down and interviewed her:
What is a typical day in the life of Valeria?
VALERIA LUKYANOVA In the morning I work on my face and I get a massage, then I spend some time on the Internet. 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.
Do you primarily consider yourself a singer, a model, or an artist?
VL These are just different labels for my creative potential, but they don’t describe my true essence. I’m a teacher at the School of Out-of-Body Travel. It’s an international school in which our instructors show students how to leave their physical body and travel in their spiritual body, where you can visit any place on the planet and in the universe. I know that this is the future of mankind and that it has huge potential. Hidden reserves will be tapped soon.
Were you always interested in the metaphysical? Did you study it from a young age?
VL The questions of what we are and why we exist have interested me from my earliest childhood. Thanks to a large library of esoteric books collected by my mother, I was able to learn a lot.
How do you feel about your Internet popularity stemming mostly from your physical appearance?
VL I believe that because of it I have a responsibility to bring more good, light, and positive emotions to people. I want to share my art and my music and tell people about my spiritual ideas. When you feel happy, you want to tell everyone about it so that others become happier too.
Are you surprised by some of the negative reactions you have received?
VL No. I know the other side of celebrity is negativity, but I see it in a positive light. If people care about me, then I am on the right path. In real life, I never hear bad things.
You can read the rest of the interview here:
[Via V Magazine]