Apr 2014
Josie Bungert

What are your thoughts on the Human Barbie?

So, okay, sometimes, I can be a procrastinator. Most of the time, it’s on the normal things, like social media, Buzzfeed quizzes, and Netflix. However, a couple weeks ago it was none of these: It was human barbie. I had seen some stuff online about her before, and even before this instance had spent awhile going through a photo gallery of her, but I never went as deep into her background as I recently did.

For those of you who don’t know, Human Barbie (or space Barbie, as she is sometimes referred) is Valeria Lukyanova, a 29-year-old Ukranian model, who has spent much of her time and life making herself look like a human version of the commonly known Barbie doll. Pretty much everything you need to know is in this video (beware, it’s slightly explicit):

She’s been popping up on the web for a couple of years now, and I even found three articles published about her today. In addition to her wild physique that has everybody talking, she has a few other things going on.

First, she believes she is a “time traveling spirit guru,” and is also a teacher at a place called “School of Out-Of-Body Travel,” in which she teaches students how to leave their body and visit another location, which she believes will be the future (according to this article). In fact, she claims that she focuses on her beauty and makes makeup video tutorials because she believes that people will listen to her because she is beautiful. She expresses these beliefs in another thing she has recently gotten famous for: her YouTube videos in which she serves as a spiritual guide for her followers.

Second, she has been in the news recently because of her thoughts and beliefs about the human race. Even though she is in human form, she believes that, after communicating with aliens, humans are the lowest life form. She also believes that true beauty that used to exist can’t anymore because of mixed couples having kids. Finally, she thinks that reproduction is “unnecessary.”

Because of all of these things about her in the media, she has been cyber-bullied to an extreme level.

Now that you have some information, I really want to know your thoughts. Like I said, I procrastinated a lot by reading about her, and watching pretty much every video out there on her. Even after researching, I don’t know what to make of her, besides that I am just fascinated by her. I am writing this mostly so that others can sound off on what they think of her and her thoughts or the attention she is currently getting in the media.

Is she crazy? Does she have a point/points about beauty or perfection? Does she communicate with aliens? Is she from another planet or universe? Demi god? Cult like leader?

Sometimes, people who get attention are just downright fascinating. Tweet your thoughts to me, @jlbungert