Is life in plastic really all that fantastic? "Human Barbie"Valeria Lukyanovaposted brand-new photos of herself via Facebook last week to welcome spring, and responded to her haters and body critics on Thursday, May 14.
In her latest seasonal shoot, the Internet sensation — famed for her porcelain face, Barbie-like proportions, and controversial quotes — appeared even more distorted than usual. The Eastern European model showed off her uber-tiny physique in a too-small navy bustier bra and skimpy faded shorts.
From behind, her bottoms were so tiny that they showed off her butt cheeks. The model's midsection, meanwhile, included a shocking set of six-pack abs, which prompted critics to speculate whether her physique was the result of hard work — or Photoshop.
After receiving backlash with her latest social media updates, Lukyanova posted an extended message via Facebook on Thursday, ripping her critics. "It is a pity that most people choose the path of degradation," she wrote in Russian. "If they see a man who has succeeded with something better than they are, they are ready to literally tear. Especially often I see it on the Internet."
Lukyanova, who claimed last fall that she was brutally assaulted by two knife-wielding men outside of her Odessa home in the Ukraine, said she hasn't gotten surgery since the incident which left her hospitalized. In fact, she shared that the inspiration behind her latest muscular physique was none other than the Queen of the Amazon.
"I am certainly still far from ideal, very far," she wrote. "But I strive for athleticism... So funny that girls and boys from sporting groups write such nasty things about my body... so much negativity." She concluded her note on Thursday by saying "love and light" to her haters.
Along with her excessively dramatized features, Lukyanova has also made headlines for her appalling comments about physical beauty. In an infamous April 2014 interview with GQ, the Internet celeb made several racist comments. "Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that," she mused to the mag. "Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this."
With that said, the Ukraine native has no problems with herself. "I love the Nordic image myself," she told GQ. "I have white skin; I am a Nordic type—perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic."