Ukrainian native Valeria Lukyanova may not look like a real person, but with the help of a little eye makeup and a tiny waist the model/singer has been able to fool people the world over.
Photos of the Moldavian-born Lukyanova, called the 'human Barbie', took the internet by storm earlier this year, and many questioned whether she existed or was just a very well done computer generated image.
There's also been lots of speculation over whether or not she's had plastic surgery to attain her looks (she claims she hasn't had any and only uses makeup and contact lenses to attain her somewhat Japanese Anime look).
"It's unclear whether Lukyanova exists at all, or whether it's all a hoax thanks to the world of photo editing," reported ABC News when Valeria's photos were posted online by website Gawker.com.
And now V Magazine was able to catch up with her, confirming that she's the real deal.
"Many people say bad things about people who want to perfect themselves," she tells the Magazine. "It's hard work, but they dismiss it as something done by surgeons or computer artists. Some people even spread rumors about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me. But I don't take them seriously. I'm even flattered! It's what success is like. I'm happy I seem unreal to them, it means I'm doing a good job."
Valeria, who describes herself as "endowed by nature with extraordinary external data" on her website; reveals that she's really into meditation and out-of-body experiences.
In fact, so much so that those experiences dictate who she is and how she writes her music.
"I'm a teacher at the School of Out-of-Body Travel," she says. "It's an international school in which our instructors show students how to leave their physical body and travel in their spiritual body, where you can visit any place on the planet and in the universe. I know that this is the future of mankind and that it has huge potential. Hidden reserves will be tapped soon. "
As far as her music goes, it's almost obvious that she's into the New Age stuff.
"I have written most of my songs during my astral travels or during meditation. This is also how I collaborate with other composers of new age music. They inspire me," she tells V.
"My genre is new age opera. Sometimes I can write a piece in one breath, in as little as five minutes." says the fan of such artists as Sarah Brightman, Deep Forest and Enigma.
And her recent fame is something she plans on using to do good things.
"I believe that because of it I have a responsibility to bring more good, light, and positive emotions to people. I want to share my art and my music and tell people about my spiritual ideas. When you feel happy, you want to tell everyone about it so that others become happier too," she says.
Check out Valeria's full interview at VMagazine.com.
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