Looks like the real life Barbie Valeria Lukyanova is still getting the media's attention, and has become an internet sensation!
"Now, it seems, a la Valeria/Barbie, our selves may become entirely dispensable and disposable, in favor of becoming a living duplicate of a famous product, or a dead ringer for a celebrity, or (and, trust me, this will happen, too) a would-be tiger, tattooed orange, with stripes, wearing a tail at all times," wrote Ablow.
"I don't know the particulars of Valeria's psyche. One could theorize, however, that a woman moved to imitate a doll -a woman who looks, in fact, lifeless in many of her pictures- may have become so estranged from her real thoughts and feelings and real life history that she has cut herself free from them and is floating in a synthetic world of gawkers who treat her much as she seems to treat herself- an entertainment phenomenon, an 'item,' not a human being."
He goes on to discuss not only plastic surgery, but also drug use and the ramifications of viewing unrealistic reality TV.
"The living Barbie, if a sign of things to come, predicts a time when people flee from their real emotions and real capacity to change their lives and empathize with those of others. It predicts a time when what passes for 'happiness' is being anethetized, when living this 'life' requires one's psychological death, when 'self-expression' requires mimicry of others, even of inanimate objects or fictional characters," Dr. Ablow wrote for FOX News.
On the other hand Valeria seems to be going through trouble with a man who claims that it's all a scam!
"It's all a scam and it is fake," said Tony Oxley says. "This same woman tried to get money from me a couple of weeks ago."
"I don't think she is real, and I am convinced she is a scam targeting people," he said.
IB Times also reported:
The model claims to be a music composer and an Opera singer, posted a response video on YouTube.
She claims to have written more than 70 songs and says that her figure is not a result of any surgery but is purely because she does not smoke or drink and takes good care of herself. She calls herself a spiritual person and is upset that the media is focusing on her looks and not on the fact that she is a talented singer.