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The living doll phenomenon seems to be catching on, with human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova finding her Barbie doll soul sister in fellow Ukrainian Olga Oleynik.
Twenty-one-year-old Lukyanova took the world by storm earlier this year with her somewhat frightening likeness to a Barbie doll. Her cosmetically enhanced minuscule waist, full breasts, platinum blonde hair and large blue eyes shot her to fame on a number of social media sites including YouTube, Facebook and Tumblr, with Lukyanova commonly referring to herself as the "most famous woman of the Russian-speaking Internet".
Lukyanova was delighted to find she was not the only Barbie doll enthusiast living in the Ukranian city of Odessa. Twenty-four-year-old Olga Oleynik, or Dominica as she often calls herself, is also a dedicated member of the living doll movement and has undergone extreme cosmetic procedures which have left her looking remarkably similar to a Barbie you’d find sitting on a shelf at the local toy store.
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"We met on the internet five years ago," Lukyanova has told media. "We were curious about our similarities. We had the same hairstyle, make-up, and even dressed in a similar way. Our friends were sure that we were blood sisters."
Lukyanova, who meditates on a twice-daily basis and takes time to travel in her astral body, has told media, "We are really sisters - but only in spiritual way. We have the same outlook and lifestyle."
The pair, who have been holding seminars on spirituality for over $75 a session, have said they plan to move to America soon and share their philosophies with the rest of the world.
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The pair have understandably been subject to much criticism, with fears being raised that they are fostering an idealised, unrealistic body image for women. The buxom duo don’t seem phased by backlash, with Lukyanova saying in a recent interview, “I don't take them seriously. I'm even flattered! It's what success is like. I'm happy I seem unreal to them, it means I'm doing a good job."
With Lukyanova and Oleynik joining the likes of other extremely surgically enhanced dolls such as Anastasiya Shpagina, it seems this high maintenance craze of living dolls could actually be catching on.
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