Human Barbie AKA Valeria Lukyanova, 23, revealed that she is a ‘Breatharian’ and believes she can live off ‘cosmic micro-food’ of just light and air, she never eats or drink.
She is a model with doll-like proportions has 994,000 likes on her Facebook page. Sees being a living Barbie as the ultimate embodiment of perfection. Other unusual statements include that she can time travel and talk to aliens.
She said: ‘In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I’m hoping it’s the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone.’ The practice is criticised as potentially lethal pseudoscience, and several practitioners have reportedly died of starvation. None have submitted themselves for comprehensive medical testing.
With her pinched waist, skeletal arms, enormous coloured contact lenses, thick make-up and vacant expression, Valeria believes she has become a living, breathing Barbie, something she sees as the ultimate embodiment of perfection.
She has courted international controversy by turning herself into a human doll, confessing she wishes to be considered ‘the most perfect woman on the internet’. Based on the photos on her social media accounts, Valeria is sporting an increasingly thin frame.
She has said that she is a spiritual teacher and can speak with aliens through light, she thinks that has the ability to time travel and has had out-of-body experiences. A VICE filmmaker travelled to Ukraine last summer to meet her. Valeria agreed to a documentary which focused on her spiritual and astral theories, and her views on pre-Earth space.
She revealed she believes she is from another planet, possibly Venus, but she isn’t quite sure, but is adamant she isn’t human. Valeria revealed has visited a psychiatrist about the voices in her head.
While she says she has become the object of hatred within some internet communities, away from YouTube and Tumblr, Valeria works in new age opera, while being supported by her construction-working husband who also acts as her manager.