Is life in plastic really fantastic?
Well, Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukrainian woman dubbed "Human Barbie" by the media, does get plenty of attention because of her extreme looks. Her controversial comments to GQ magazine about finding children "unacceptable" and blaming race-mixing for the "degeneration" of beauty standards definitely raised some eyebrows (some of us can still move our foreheads), but these troubling viewpoints don't even begin to scratch the surface.
In a Vice documentary produced last year, the 28-year-old is described as "not a real girl at all, but a time-traveling spiritual guru whose purpose is to save the world from the clutches of superficiality and negative energy." In other words? Valeria, dubbed "Space Barbie" in this instance, explains that she came to earth "to help people to realize that it is necessary to move from the role of 'human consumer' to 'human demi-god.'" Looking like Barbie, she says, just makes the non-aliens more inclined to hear her message.
This self-professed spiritual guru teaches seminars on meditation and out-of-body travel. "My experience is very wide," she says, per a 2013 interview with The Daily Beast. "I can travel around the entire world, to the past and to the future."
Not only that, but Ms. Valeria claims to communicate with aliens "all the time." But their communication "is not verbal," she says, explaining, "we speak the language of light."
And there's more. Human Ken Justin Jedlica has spoken out against his female counterpart (if there is such a thing in the human-to-toy world), but Valeria is (or was) already married.
"I am married to somebody I have known since school," she says, per the Daily Beast interview conducted last year. "Our fathers were friends. My husband and I are very close."
"My husband has known me for more than 10 years," she adds. "He is used to me being the beauty queen at all the parties, from back when we were in school together and now at his corporate parties."
But hold that Barbie phone! When Valeria is asked, if her "husband [is] a human," she replies, "I prefer not to talk about that, as I do not want to damage his reputation."