Valeria Lukyanova, a.k.a. the “Human Barbie,” caused quite the viral stir earlier this year after photos of the stunning 21-year-old blonde model hit the worldwide web. Did she get plastic surgery, are the images merely Photoshop, is she even real?

These were just some of the questions many critics pondered over Lukyanova’s very Barbie-esque appearance. Now Lukyanova, who strayed away from all of the social medial limelight, reveals-all in an exclusive interview with ‘V’ magazine, which hit news stands on Nov. 9 Yes, the “Human Barbie” is indeed real (thanks to one killer makeup routine), but Lukyanova is flattered that she appears “unreal” to so many critics – it merely means that she’s doing her job right.

The Ukrainian model denies any rumors of Photoshop images or plastic surgery – in fact, her Barbie person a may heavily rely on looks, but Lukyanova believes that a positive attitude and spiritual connection are what really counts:

“Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves. It’s hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computers. This is how they justify not wanting tostrive for self-improvement. It’s how they explain their continuedinaction. It’s just an excuse. There are plenty of video clips on the Internet showing what I really look like. Some people even spread rumors about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me. But I don’t take any of them seriously. I’m even flattered! It’s what success is like. I’m happy I seem unreal to them, it means I’m doing a good job.”

The Barbie look-alike goes on to explain:
“People don’t understand that it has nothing to do with looks. There are many good-looking young women, but why are they completely unknown?

Because looks are just a bonus. If you spend time working only on your appearance and you forget about your inner self, people will not be interested in you because they will not feel anything. Many people think you needonly good looks to be successful, but it’s not true-only spiritual work can bear tangible results.”

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