Valeria Lukyanova, the Moldavian-Ukrainian model, aptly known as the "Human Barbie," did something Mattel had not been able to do since creating the first Barbie in 1959 - she opened her mouth and she spoke. However, what this Barbie had to say in the April edition of GQ had many wishing that her mouth would have remained sealed.
By first appearance one could only imagine that the 28-year-old model has a distorted view of beauty, but during her interview with the Men's fashion Bible she admitted to the magazine that interracial dating is eroding what she considers true beauty which has subsequently increased the need for plastic surgeons.
"For example, a Russian marries an Armenian, they have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad's nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it's all good," she tells the men's magazine. "Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that."
In a strange twist of the pot calling the kettle black, the human Barbie said in a statement reported by the NY Daily News, "Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this."
"I love the Nordic image myself," continued the Barbie look-alike. "I have white skin; I am a Nordic type - perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic."
The conversation was so shocking that the GQ editor, Michael Idov, called Lukyanova a "racist space alien."
Describing an image-obsessed Valeria, Idov writes: "Her brand-new hair extensions, the color of Chardonnay, hang straight down, reaching her nonexistent hips. Her mouth is frozen in a vacant half-smile; the teeth are small and almost translucent.
"She's holding a handbag shaped like a lantern. A one-eyed smiling-skull pin perches on her sky blue top, pushed to the side by the veritable shelf of silicone around which her whole body seems arranged."
Valeria Lukyanova is plastic and has achieved her signature look through a series of surgeries that she was so outspoken about in her interview-the necessity of making what she feels are ugly people more beautiful (how ironic), and although the Barbie's racist statements were enough to make some cringe, Idov saw beyond her incongruous word choices and synthetic exterior to find a fleeting moment of beauty in a woman who just wanted to be free from the expectations of the real world.
Then she blinked and the moment was gone.
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