‘Human Barbie’ Valeria Lukyanova Wants to Be a Breatharian

March 13, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus


Disclaimer: Kindly take note that this article may be triggering to those struggling with eating disorders.

All the details from Daily Mail:

Ukranian model Valeria Lukyanova, who lives her life as a ‘human Barbie’ has revealed she doesn’t consume food or water anymore. Some have said she uses plastic surgery and Photoshop to create her doll-like image, but her impossibly thin waist could actually be down to not eating for weeks. The model, 23, has said she is now converting to ‘Breatharianism’ – training herself to live off only light and air.

‘In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I’m hoping it’s the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone,‘ she has said. The model and singer’s new vice, Breatharianism, is a cult that believes food – and possibly water – are not necessary. A breatharian is said to be someone who never eats or drinks as they can exist on ‘cosmic micro-food’, according to the International Business Times.

The practice is criticized as potentially lethal pseudoscience, and several practitioners have reportedly died of starvation. None have submitted themselves for comprehensive medical testing. With her pinched waist, skeletal arms, enormous coloured contact lenses, thick make-up and vacant expression, Valeria believes she has become a living, breathing Barbie – something she sees as the ultimate embodiment of perfection. She has courted international controversy by turning herself into a human doll, confessing she wishes to be considered ‘the most perfect woman on the internet’. Based on the photos on her social media accounts, Valeria is sporting an increasingly thin frame.


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