A Ukrainian model who claims to have reached her lifelong dream of being a real-life Barbie doll says she got that way through "hard work for years and good genes."
Since Valeria Lukyanova joined Facebook on April 21 — filling her page with hundreds of photos showing her wide, doll-like eyes, shockingly small waist, long golden locks and, of course, huge breasts — she's garnered more than 92,500 "likes" and sparked dozens of media stories speculating on how much plastic surgery she's had or how much her pictures have been Photoshopped.
On Good Morning America, Dr. Anthony LaBruna, director of Manhattan Plastic Surgery, estimated Lukyanova spent hundreds of thousands to achieve her look, which would have required her to "cut some ribs out."
Dr. Malcolm Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, told ABC News Lukyanova shouldn't be going under the knife so often at such a young age.
"Valeria is only 21, so certain milestones in growth and physical maturity ought to be considered before plastic surgery is performed," he said.
But in a video posted to her YouTube page on Thursday, roughly translated to English by the site IBTimes.com, Lukyanova lashed out at the media, claiming she got her Barbie body by eating raw foods, working hard, abstaining from booze and having "good genes."
Reporters have been repeating rumours of her plastic surgery "like parrots," she said.
Lukyanova said she is a new age composer and singer with "wide vocal range and coloratura soprano" who has written more than 70 songs. Her YouTube page is filled with videos of the pixie-thin sensation playing music and crooning with an operatic voice.
On her website, Lukyanova writes almost daily about spiritualism and dreams, posts new songs and links to video clips of supposed UFO sightings.
She writes that you can't achieve "true beauty" without finding "inner peace."
"The most important thing for me is spiritual development. Nothing is more important than to get to the bottom and learn the meaning of infinity. Everything else is an illusion in my mind, only a distraction from the truth," she said.
More photos of her on her Facebook page: link.
And a video of her singing: