Valeria Lukyanova: Human Barbie Starving Herself, Strives to Subsist Off Air, Light

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Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukrainian model known as Human Barbie, is still making headlines. This time it's for her stated goal to survive "on air and light alone."

Yes, the real-life Barbie doll wannabe, whose doll-like features and ultra-thin waist have stirred controversy before, says she hopes to live without food or water.

"In recent weeks I haven't been hungry at all," Lukyanova said, according to the International Business Times in an interview. "I'm hoping it's the final stage."

Final stage before what, you're probably asking?

"Before I can subsist on air and light alone."

The website linked to a New Age practice known as Breatharianism, in which followers neither eat nor drink, believing they can exist solely on "cosmic micro-food."

Valeria Lukyanova also believes in reincarnation and claims to have been in contact with trans-dimensional beings, so by her standards, this isn't too out there.

She feels her appearance therefore promotes her "spiritual ideas," though many believe she's simply starving herself so she can look even more like Barbie.

That waist? Not normal on a doll or a human.

Needless to say, biologists do not recommend you attempt Bretharianism, nor offer any sort of credence that it exists or has any scientific basis whatsoever.

Why let that stop you, though, Val. Get it, gurl.

She was recently profiled by Vice, which described her as "not a real girl at all, but a time-traveling spiritual guru whose purpose is to save the world."

Save us from what, you're likely asking again?

The "clutches of superficiality and negative energy," obviously. Check out their Human Barbie trailer for more insight from this one-of-a-kind ... something.




I have a niece who is 36 years old, 5' tall, and weighs 59 pounds! AS I WRITE THIS, she is ON HER DEATH BED! I do not feel at all sorry for her because her physicians have told her what will happen if she does not eat. She is an adult, and you cannot tell her what to do, so she says. We have already purchased her coffin, and waiting until that time to come!

@ johnny

that is a sad thing to say, that your niece is dying and you do not feel sorry at all. You clearly do not understand mental illness, she is obviously not doing it on purpose


she wishes a cremation or just burried.
name it, honey!!


Please somebody help this poor girl she is very sick mentally and physical. God bless her.

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Valeria Lukyanova Quotes

What would you keep children for? So they can get you a glass of water when you're on your deathbed?

The very idea of having children brings out this deep revulsion in me.