Posted in Q-News on 23. Apr, 2012
‘Real-life Barbie’ seeks to be world’s most convincing doll… but does she even exist?
Most little girls grow up playing with Barbie dolls. Some even want to look like them. One 21-year-old has become one, or so she says.
Valeria Lukyanova has become an internet sensation in her home country of Russia, claiming on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet.
Her doll-like features, long blonde hair and ‘perfect’ body make her look like a real life Barbie.
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In fact, with her tiny waist and large breasts, she bears such a resemblance to the famed plastic doll that cynical web users have been speculating about whether or not she is real.
In a spoof video posted on YouTube an animated version of the model undergoes surgery to enhance her already prominent assets.
The girl checks into a plastic surgeons office. As she lies on an operating table, the ‘surgeon’ uses a hand-held pump to enlarge her breasts, before giving her a face-lift using putty and a chainsaw.
Valeria’s face looks almost like a mask, prompting speculation that she might not be real
Valeria’s figure is much like that of a Barbie doll, with a tiny waist and large breasts
Her bright blue eyes and long blonde hair are almost identical to that of the traditional Barbie doll
Horrified viewers have slammed the model over her looks. One commented: She looks not only ugly, but ridiculous while another wrote: ‘A woman with completely perfect features is a boring woman.’
Others were kinder to the blonde beauty. One asked: ‘Isn’t unhealthy obsession on looking like a Barbie doll a part of her identity though?’
But the big question remains unanswered: Is Valeria real or is this an elaborate Photoshop hoax?
More ‘normal’ photos on her Facebook page of the 21-year-old wearing far less make-up suggest she does exists.
A YouTube video shows the transformation as she dolls herself up.
Valeria has 155 subscribers following her profile on the social networking website – double the number of friends she has at 78.
One fan, a man named Firtina Seymen has ‘liked’ virtually all of her photos and written ‘beautiful’ underneath them.
21-year-old Ukrainian Valeria Lukyanova undergoes surgery to become real-life Barbie doll
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Rafael Nadal: hit blog shows tennis star’s striking capybara-style looks
A blog which compares the uncanny resemblance of Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis champion to a capybara has become a sensation on the net faster than a botched serve.
The postings on the blogging site Tumblr compare nine photographs of the king-size rodent with the world number two.
The blog shows an uncanny resemblance between the South American rodent and the former Wimbledon champion, from Majorca, Spain, in a variety of poses.
Both are seen snarling and staring, drinking from water bottles and with their heads wrapped in towels.
The web page, titled “Capybaras that Look Like Rafael Nadal”, has been “volleyed back and forth” across the globe and has so far netted more than 130,000 hits.
It was created by Laurie Ainley, 26, a central London-based web developer, as a “quick joke” after watching the Spaniard, 25, playing Roger Federer, 30, in a Wimbledon final.
It was then followed by “a sunny Saturday afternoon I spent down Bristol zoo watching various mammals munch on bananas and rearrange their genitals”.
Mr Ainley, from Farringdon, said he had “embarrassingly” spent hours “trawling through images of capybaras and their human counterparts”.
“I came across it randomly but I noticed a striking similarity between Nadal and the capybara,” he said.
“It was too strong to ignore.”
He told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday: “The reaction to the site’s been pretty overwhelming; what I put together as a quick joke has picked up more than 130,000 views across 165 countries in 2 weeks.
“For me, the exciting aspect has been watching the site take off and spread across the net, with reddit providing the initial traffic on day 1 before Twitter and Facebook picked up and have spread the link.
“Watching Google’s real time analytics has been a fascinating (and quite addictive) pursuit.”
He added: “While the site’s obviously light-hearted in nature, it’s been great to witness firsthand how information can spread and how powerful the web can be in that regard.”
But one thing doesn’t quite add up. While Capybara means “master of the grasses” Nadal, a six-times winner of the French Open, is seen by many as king of the clay courts.
Mr Ainley said he was waiting to gauge reaction from the blog to compare other players.
Boris Becker, the former Wimbledon champion, has compared himself to a gorilla while a YouTube post shows Andy Murray alongside an ostrich.
Last month a similar blog was created called Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch: A Visual Examination, between the Sherlock Holmes and Warhorse star and the Benedict Cumberbatch and the marine mammal. / telegraph.co.uk
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