The "Human Barbie" Reveals Her Racist Side in GQ May 2014
She's known as the "Human Barbie" due to her extremely tiny figure and plastic surgery procedures, and now GQ readers get an inside look at Valeria Lukyanova's personality in the May 2014 issue.
The publication's editor Michael Idov took a trip to Ukraine to meet the 28-year-old model everyone can't stop talking about, but unfortunately found a woman who is not only obsessed with plastic surgery, but is also extremely racist.
Highlights from Mr. Idov and Miss Lukyanova's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit GQ!
On the "Human Barbie":
"I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc. Instead, I get a racist space alien. Her brand-new hair extensions, the color of Chardonnay, hang straight down, reaching her nonexistent hips. Her mouth is frozen in a vacant half-smile; the teeth are small and almost translucent. She’s holding a handbag shaped like a lantern. A one-eyed smiling-skull pin perches on her sky blue top, pushed to the side by the veritable shelf of silicone around which her whole body seems arranged. It could be that the world and I have misjudged the Human Barbie in a fundamental way. Her steady drift from reality and into the twenty-first dimension is not about submissiveness, fame, or snagging a husband. It could be about finding a way out, however random, bizarre, and costly the route appears from the outside. It could be about gaining some measure of freedom."
On her warped views about beauty:
"Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done. Everyone fixes up their face if it’s not ideal, you know? Everyone strives for the golden mean. It’s global now."
On race-mixing and plastic surgery:
"For example, a Russian marries an Armenian, they have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad’s nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it’s all good. Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this. I love the Nordic image myself. I have white skin; I am a Nordic type—perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic."
On her future family plans:
"It’s unacceptable to me. The very idea of having children brings out this deep revulsion in me. I’d rather die from torture because the worst thing in the world is to have a family lifestyle."
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