Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A young Ukrainian woman who tried to turn herself into a human Barbie but never achieved the success of her close friend, Instagram celebrity Valeriya Lukyanova, has died.
According to the news website Apostrophe, 32-year-old Olga Arkhangelskaya died in the Ukrainian capital city of Odesa on 16th May.
Her close friend and lookalike, Valeriya Lukyanova, age not disclosed, known to many as the ‘Odessa Barbie’, posted a note on the Russian social media website VKontakte as a tribute to her friend.
Valeria said, “She was incredibly sad, and at the same time incredibly funny, with a sharp, simply brilliant sense of humour and sarcasm. She was incredibly strong yet incredibly weak and sensitive.”
The local news website Life reported that the young women met and became friends ten years ago, gaining popularity together and dreaming of becoming Barbie dolls. Valeria went under a vast number of operations, but Olga was not as fast in pursuing the dream and never achieved the same level of fame and success.
The differences increase even further when Valeria left for the States to further benefit from her celebrity status, while her friend remained behind and tried to gain work as a designer.
She also stepped aside from social media postings, and would only post the occasional poem as a sign of her presence online.
One in particular was cited by her friends including Valeria as an indication that she knew she would not live much longer, which was titled: ‘I Am Swimming In Time’.
The roughly translated version of the poem that allegedly predicted Olga’s death in May read:
Reach out your palm, take my words.
And suddenly, slowing down the race, the tired world will freeze.
Only May will remain, all sun and grass.
One fine day that became my sunset.
What caused the death of Olga is still unknown and it was not revealed whether she had chosen suicide in order to ensure that she died in May, as she predicted in her earlier poem.
Police have not commented yet on the matter.