Valeria Lukyanova, who has attracted headlines and social media attention for her strong resemblance to the famous toy, is now gaining attention for her odd choice of diet, which advocates existing without food and water.
The Ukrainian model said she intends to live on air and light alone and hasn’t been hungry at all in recent weeks.
In an interview with the International Business Times , she revealed she wants to be able to live without both food and water, a diet considered extremely dangerous and impossible to maintain.
“In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all,” she said.
“I’m hoping it’s the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone.”
The model, who is believed to be around 28 but won’t reveal her real age, has already claimed on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet and recently spoke of her ability to communicate with aliens and travel outside her body.
The buxom blonde openly admits Barbie looks perfect and told The Daily Beast she has been having out-of-body experiences since she was a little girl and considers herself a spiritual leader.
“My experience is very wide,” she said.
“I can travel around the entire world, to the past and to the future. I also share my ideas on dieting with people. If you want to live a long life and stay beautiful, eat vegetables and herbs, eat very small portions—you will have more energy, feel more pure emotions, and that will make you a more creative person.”
She also said she communicates with aliens through the language of light and said the only plastic surgery she has had has been on her breasts.
But it’s her intention to train to become a breatharian which has sparked reaction on her own Facebook page, with many commentators calling her move stupid, dangerous and sad.
Facebook user Luanne Ruth Warnick told the model she didn’t like her looks.
“FAKE….if you like that kinda thing. Must be very insecure on the inside. Clearly you are not normal to think you’re an alien and survive on light and air. I’m not trying to be mean, I see sadness and a blank stare. Even the doll Barbie smiles. How come we don’t see pics of you smiling? I would like to see you smile,” she wrote just days ago.
Others remained sceptical of the so-called air diet.
“Personally I don’t Believe u can just live off air and water! Ur a beautiful person u don’t need to look like Barbie she fake, a plastic doll ur a living human being. Look like urself not anybody else I’m not here to hate or judge, just be careful!!! Good luck to u” Facebook user Darla Fay Price wrote.
Some felt sorry for her and appealed for her to get help, urging her to eat.
User Sébastien Daigle wrote: “Unless you have a mental disorder, no one should want to look like that. Please, get a healthier body by having a healthier way of life….”
Diane Schulte said “She’s a beautiful young woman that needs to gain some pounds.”
Sydney-based nutritionist Susie Burrell said the so-called diet was not only dangerous but physically impossible and had no place or context in anyone’s world.
“The reality is we are physiological organisms who require water and nutrients to survive, she said.
“This is not an extreme diet, it’s beyond extreme.”
She added the human body could only exist for a certain time without both food and water and that maintaining a breatharian diet was impossible unless someone was super human.
Twitter users were equally aghast at Lukyanova’s latest move with most labelling it as plain sad, while others made fun of her alien claims.
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