Human Barbie Starves Herself to Achieve Doll-Like Proportions

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Valeria Lukyanova has made a career (?) of looking like a real-life doll and embracing the controversy surrounding her unique look. She's starred in a Vice documentary, she's denied claims that she's had plastic surgery (It's just genetics and lip-gloss, ok?) and now she's made headlines again by talking about her new diet, which is made up of two key components: light and air. I'm going to repeat that because it took me a second to get my mind wrapped around it. Light and air. (not to be confused with "love and light.")

From The International Business Times:

Surprisingly, Valeria said that she wants to live with light and air only. It seemed that the Ukranian model and singer is following Breatharianism, which is a mysterious cult that advocates living without food or water. A breatharian is said to be someone who never eats or drinks as they can exist on "cosmic micro-food."


Cosmic micro-food. I have no idea what is and it sounds awful. Even if it lifted me up to a higher spiritual plane, I would still choose pizza every time. Any pizza. Even Tombstone. Even Digiorno. I guess Lukyanova's got to do something to give Blondie Bennett — the woman who intends to become Barbie by becoming brainless — a run for her money, and it looks like her former accomplishments of being both a spiritual teacher and communicating with aliens are not going to be enough.

It's possible that Lukyanova's been starving herself for weeks. According to the IBT she's said: "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..." It sounds like that final stage could be fairly dangerous however (unlike Bennett's hypnotherapy sessions), because starving yourself to look like Barbie, while netting headlines, can also lead to death. Here's hoping she gets the help she needs.

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Hey look, give it a funny name and anorexia becomes religion.