Valeria Lukyanova, aka the real life Barbie is one of the most famous examples of cosmetic surgery gone wrong. The Ukrainian model spent tons of money on countless surgery to try and look like the human equivalent of the famous toy. The problem for her is that the toy is just that; a toy. When implemented in real life like this, it’s just creepy. This is something that Mattel should really consider, as this is the type of image that they are portraying as beauty to young girls.
The unrealistic looks and proportions of the Barbie doll have been scrutinized for decades by many women. Her looks set an unrealistic and unattainable example of fake beauty. She may look good when she is roughly a foot tall, but taken into real life height she would look ridiculous.
Thanks to the Internet, obscure girls like Valeria Lukyanova can find fame and fans to help praise her looks and support her continued efforts to look like a fashion doll. There are many who support her, and her habits from all across the globe. Her controversial looks and lifestyle have drawn equal amounts of adoration and controversy.