Valeria Lukyanova who first gained internet fame for her surreal doll-like appearance has now hit out at her fans claiming that she no longer likes her Human Barbie nickname.
The 29 year-old from the Ukraine also hit our headlines a few months ago by saying she had been attacked outside her block of flats although some claim that this was an excuse to cover up being in hospital for plastic surgery.
Valeria insists while her breasts are fake, the rest of her look is 100% natural.
In a recent interview, Valeria revealed that she finds the comparison ‘degrading and insulting.’
Valeria also stated that she found it particularly offensive because it suggested that she was deliberately attempting to emulate someone else.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Valeria explained why she had grown to hate her nickname.
She said: ‘I think it’s even a little degrading and insulting, but I’m used to it now, since that’s what my work demands and this is precisely the image most fans request.’
‘I don’t want people to try to copy someone and that’s why I don’t like when people think I am imitating a doll.’
‘I believe that every person should be himself. He can be inspired by someone but not just copy another person. That’s degrading.’