Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
This model and ‘spiritual guru’ dubbed the ‘living Barbie’ has said that she no longer likes her looks and does not want to be treated as a human doll.
Stunning Valeria Lukyanova, 34, was born in the city of Tiraspol, internationally recognised as the second largest city in Moldova, but is effectively the capital and administrative centre of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
She moved to Ukrainian city of Odessa when she was young and has been married to her childhood sweetheart Dmitry Shkrabov, a successful Ukrainian businessman, since the age of 16.
The celebrity recently stressed that she no longer wants to be referred to as a ‘living Barbie’ despite developing a look based on the doll.
She said: “It is both hilarious and sad at the same time that people know me all over the world as Barbie. This is how I get treated everywhere, as if I am actually like that. People really think this is who I am.”
She is the founder and spiritual leader of a school called Khram Beskonechnogo Edinsta (Church of Eternal Unity), and she is also currently studying for her third university degree, according to reports.
Lukyanova has also been taking part in a number of modelling shoots in China recently and despite no longer wanting to be considered a ‘living doll’, she admits that she enjoys the attention she receives in Asia.
She said: “They give me so much attention, exactly how I like it! My contract is expiring soon and I am not sure if I will extend it or not.”
Lukyanova, who hope to break into movies, added: “I am open for new creative offers and new contracts in China.”
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