And in creepy world news…”The Human Barbie”

I know there have been a lot of wannabe Barbie girls lately, but the most recent takes the cake in my opinion. Her name is Valeria Lukyanova, and you’ve probably heard of her if you’re on your computer as much as I am. She’s my age (21) and from Ukraine. Here’s a picture:

Now, it’s pretty obvious she’s had a terrifying amount of plastic surgery, although apparently she’s claiming it’s “just good genes.” Ha. Ha. Ha. We’re not blind, sweetheart. So there are articles saying it could be a hoax, there are articles saying it’s not… whatever. For my purpose here, it’s all 100% real. I saw the video of her without makeup, I don’t really think it’s fake. I also don’t really see how this is news…. The fact that this is on multiple news sites, including (but not limited to) The Huffington Post, News.com, The Herald Sun, ABC, Yahoo!, ABC AGAIN, International Business Times, Entertainment Weekly (fine this makes sense), and The New York Daily News is a sign of our times. I mean, COME ON.

Yes, she’s creepy looking. Yes, the poor girl clearly has psychological issues. Yes, the internet isn’t exactly a haven for intelligent people who get famous because they’re talented or innovative. If you’re a fame whore, you can pretty much get famous for anything on the internet. The point is, we’re living in a world that’s basically falling down around us while we all gawk at some misguided, plastic-looking sideshow. I don’t want to come off as holier-than-thou. I definitely only know that she’s on so many news sources because I saw an article about her on The Gloss and decided to search her name on Google. I want to (and do) work in public relations and fashion for christ’s sake, I’m not exactly a saint. I just think the frenzy over the latest ridiculous thing, a girl’s appearance no less, is stupid.

Think about it this way: we already spend a disgusting amount of time focusing on looks in this country and in others around the world. Every single magazine is plastered with images of celebrities, either berating them for being ugly or fat, or trying to tout products and convince people that by using them they’ll resemble a celebrity. It even happens to political figures. Think back to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and remember how much time was spent in the news comparing her appearance to Sarah Palin’s. IT IS SO DETRIMENTAL TO WOMEN. The time spent oggling beauty (or making fun of a girl whose probable constant exposure to images of thin, gorgeous women prompted her to turn herself into a Barbie monster) would be much better spent celebrating women for their awesome achievements.

I’m going in circles here but I’d just like to point out that Sara Blakely just made the Time 100 because she’s the youngest self-made female billionaire. Guess how she made all that $$$$. By selling women Spanx! Which make you appear thinner! So Sara Blakely was honored for her achievement, and her achievement just feeds into the problem we already have. Just pointing that out.

Anyway, all I’m saying is that I think people need to stop being so stupid and realize that while beauty and fashion are REALLY FUN, all of the focus on them in the news is a complete waste of time and intelligence. Save the beauty and fashion for the people in those industries (hello Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Marie Clair, etc) and leave the news sources to the real news. Thank you!

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5 Responses to And in creepy world news…”The Human Barbie”

  1. barbielaw06 says:

    Reblogged this on lifeoutsideoflaw and commented:
    I love, love, love Barbie, but this may have changed my mind a teensy bit.

  2. budziak says:

    I’m not sure that gives Ukrainians a good representation. My cousin lives there with her 2 daughters and built herself this huge beautiful home from working at a VC firm. My inspiration. It’s sad that bad press gets more interest than good press. LOL on the other hand, do you think she uses a lot of Stila’s barbie line?

    • MM says:

      It is sad, and that sort of story is much more newsworthy than the human Barbie. I feel like all I ever see is stories like this from over there, and that’s not okay. Good for her! And in terms of Stila’s line….she better be, or she’s no longer a legit Barbie haha

  3. Vanity Rush says:

    I agree- news companies need to keep their nose out of fashion and beauty business, and focus on real world news (New and Improved! Now with maturity!). We have magazines and other sources that specialize in “the biz.” I don’t want to read articles from “respected” news sources making commentary on the first lady’s shoes or Political Figure X’s daughters wild new hairstyle. It simply isn’t relevant to what I’m using that source for…
    Aaaaand now I’m off my soapbox. Great post!

    • MM says:

      Thank you! I like your soap box when it’s agreeing with me, so feel free to stay on it haha. Clearly I feel the need to stand on mine, as well. Isn’t it annoying though? I cannot stand it, the world is just getting more and more ridiculous (tanning mom??)

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