Meet Alina Kovalevskaya, The New Human Barbie from Ukraine
Watch out Valeria Lukyanova: There’s a new human Barbie on the loose. That’s right! As if the world hadn’t gotten its fair share of crazy with the plastic surgery–enhanced breatharian alien Lukyanova, now Alina Kovalevskaya, another young woman from Odessa, Ukraine, has also taken it upon herself to mimic the doll’s appearance. What’s with this mad obsession with looking like Barbie in the Ukraine? Someone, please, make it stop.
Kovalvskaya, however, does seem slightly more sane (I can’t believe I’m mentally ranking the sanity of various human Barbies) than Lukyanova in that she says she’s not aiming to replicate Barbie’s impossible body proportions. Instead, she wants to stick with replicating the doll’s facial features. As seen in the video below, from U.K.-based Barcroft media, Kovalveskaya shuns the sun during the day in order to keep her complexion milky white. She also wears big contact lenses to give her that plastic, wide-eyed look.
The 21-year-old, who first adopted the look about 18 months ago, has apparently never had plastic surgery, unlike her predecessor. She says that making herself look like the famous doll was easy for her. “I look like a doll. I like big eyes, little nose, small plump lips. I love long hair. My hair is a meter long,” she said.
When not perfecting her Barbie-like appearance, Kovalveskaya studies psychology and social work at Odessa University…obviously. In case you were wondering, she has met Lukyanova face-to-face (oh, to be a fly on the wall during that particular meeting), but the two did not get along well. "I have had certain misunderstandings with her after which we ceased to communicate," Kovalevskaya said. "I realized she is not a person with whom I would like to talk to or even be friends [with]."
Sadly, this video doesn’t delve into much more detail so we don’t know if Kovalevskaya shares any more of Lukyanova’s eccentricities, like surviving on air and light. But something tells me we haven’t seen the last of her anyway.
Image: Alina Kolavevskaya/Facebook