Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Calls Her Nickname "Degrading and Insulting," Thinks Haters "Envy" Her Looks

Russian model also reveals secrets behind her popular Instagram pages

By Mike Vulpo Jun 09, 2015 12:24 AMTags
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It's no secret that Valeria Lukyanova has been called a lot of names on social media.

Whether modeling on the beach or in the middle of a garden, the 29-year-old Ukrainian model can't help but get people talking for her splitting image of Barbie.

If it was up to Lukyanova, however, none of her haters or supporters would refer to her as Human Barbie.

"I don't think they are right. I think it's even a little degrading and insulting, but I'm used to it now," she shared with "I have to comply with it because it's become part of my aesthetic image, but I don't like it." 

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But wait! Isn't this the woman who uses the #Barbie hashtag in several Instagram posts?

"When people look for me, they look for me with that hashtag," she explained. "I'm the most popular [Barbie] copy in the world. When people say ‘Barbie,' it's clear that it's associated with me, not anyone else."

Regardless of her nickname, Lukyanova is determined to share the absolute best selfies with her 1.2 million followers on Facebook. In fact, she's willing to give us a few pointers in how to perfect any pic before posting.

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"The most important thing is for the light to fall directly on the face. If it's from the side at all, the photograph is doomed to fail," she shared. "I use the filters on Instagram. Many of my girlfriends use other filters, but I don't really understand all that, so I just use the standard filters."

And while she tries to keep her photos as legitimate as possible—no Photoshop, people—some followers will still deliver their share of jabs. Ultimately, it doesn't bother Lukyanova one bit.

"I think they just really envy me because they don't have a pretty face or a pretty figure. They eat at McDonald's, and that's how they defend themselves," she shared. "They laugh and say that they don't need this. If this didn't bother them inside, they wouldn't laugh. They have envy."