Real-Life Barbie Doll: Model Transforms into Doll-Like Image

ABC's Paula Faris has details on how this rising model achieves her perfect look.
3:00 | 11/14/12

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This next story is a little questionable. Everyone is scratching their head. The model that formed herself into a real-life barbie. She first made headlines in april. And many were wondering if her transformation was the result of plastic surgery and photg. This morning, a brand-new photo shoot answering those questions. Paula faris has the story. Reporter: Her gorgeous legs and flawless figure has made barbie the blue-eyed blonde every little girl wants to own. ♪ Barbie small ♪ Reporter: But valeria lukyanova wanted to look like her. This buxom blonde has transformed herself. And in the process, created a controversy. She is passionate about looking like a doll. And she's getting plenty of coverage for it. What message is that sending to young girls? Reporter: This morning, lukyanova is firing back, posing for these photos in the new issue of "v" magazine's power girl issue. Just look. From the italy bitty waist, to the doe-like eyes, she looks every bit like barbie. But in the magazine article, out NOVEMBER 15th, LUKYANOVA DENIES Having expensive pcosmetic surgery. Saying there's plenty of clips on the internet showing what i really look like. And some people spread rumors about me and retouch my photos to hurt me. She has had a breast enhancement. But she says she achieves her look through makeup. This youtube video shows a ten-minute tutorial how she does it. She lives on an almost all liquid diet. And credits mountain climbing to keep her physique. Critics are crying foul. If her goal is to get attention, it's working. Reporter: For her part, lukyanova takes the criticism in stride. I don't take them too seriously, she says. 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. For "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. Is that attractive, though? I -- sometimes there's no words. That's a little creepy. Way creepy. I don't think an all-liquid diet is a good thing. And to look like a wax figure. To aspire to that is disappointed. We can leave it at that.

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