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It's a People-Trying-to-Look-Like-Dolls Showdown!
While we grew up with the idea that Ken and Barbie were the ideal couple—rolling around in their Beach Cruiser, strutting the latest fashion and living in a pink palace—such is not the case when it comes to Human Ken and Human Barbie.
Justin Jedlica, who is famous for undergoing approximately 140 surgical procedures to look like Ken, didn't exactly have the nicest things to say about Valeria Lukyanova, who has transformed herself to look like a spitting image of a real-life Barbie doll.
"We met at a photo shoot. She's a cute girl," Jedlica told GQ before adding, "I don't really get her. I don't get why people think she's so interesting. She has extensions. She wears stage makeup. She's an illusionist."
Meanwhile, Jedlica takes pride in that he has taken extensive measures to actually become Ken.
"My baby is my shoulders, because nobody has anything like them," he tells the mag of his favorite surgery. "I divided these so there's six pieces—front, middle, and back. Just like the actual anatomy...I'm working with a silicone-fabrication company to do an artistic muscle-augmentation-implant line. So all the implants I'm paying custom for myself right now, like my shoulders, my quads, my abs, the lats...they'll hopefully be available to plastic surgeons."
This isn't the first time Human Ken has slammed his supposed other half. In November, the 33-year-old took photos of himself mocking Human Barbie and comparing her to a "drag queen."
"Valeria presents herself as a real-life Barbie doll, but she is nothing more than an illusion who dresses like a drag queen," he reportedly said. "Unlike me, who has spent nearly $150,000 permanently transforming myself into a human Ken doll, Valeria just plays dress up. But as soon as you wipe away all that makeup, she's just a plain Jane and there's absolutely nothing special about her."
He added, "Valeria has been my arch-nemesis ever since we met each other earlier this year, and by dressing up like her twin, I wanted to prove that anyone can look like Barbie, even Ken!"
Instead of firing back at Human Ken, Lukyanova's recent comments to GQ magazine targeted a much wider group of people (and children!). The controversial 28-year-old raised even more eyebrows when she slammed the idea of having kids.
"It's unacceptable to me," she explained. "The very idea of children brings out this deep revulsion in me…I'd rather die from torture because the worst thing in the world is to have a family lifestyle."
Oh, but that's not all—Lukyanova also bashed people of mixed races, calling them a "degeneration" of beauty. "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. Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that."
Maybe it's best for Barbie to stick to talking about how life in plastic is fantastic and leave it at that.