The human Barbie craze appears to be catching on. Alina Kovalevskaya, a former friend of Valeria Lukyanova, who attracted global attention due to her doll-like features, has become an overnight Internet sensation after claiming that she achieved her doll-like features without going under the knife.
Kovalevskaya's YouTube videos have attracted over hundreds of thousands of views, and she is constantly bombarded with marriage proposals. However, she is on the lookout for her Ken.
Unlike Lukyanova who feels procreation is a waste of time, Kovalevskaya would one day want to start a family once she finds her perfect mate.
"I still have not met a worthy candidate for a serious relationship," she said, according to the Huffington Post.
Interestingly, she was a tomboy while growing up, and admitted to never having played with a Barbie doll at the time. "In childhood I never had Barbie and played with the most ordinary dolls. I initially wanted to be just similar to the doll and then I decided to look like Barbie," she said.
The 21-year-old lives in the same city as Lukyanova, and although they were pals once, their relationship soured later on.
"I have had certain misunderstandings with her after which we ceased to communicate. There was a certain negative attitude from her towards me and we were often quarrelling because of that and now we do not communicate.
"I know this person better now, I learned who she is while we had this confusion and I realised that she is not a person with whom I would like to talk or even be friends."
While Lukyanova has managed to create quite a stir with her Barbie doll-like features, she attracted the wrath of many when she recently blamed interracial couples for lowering beauty standards.
In an interview with GQ magazine in April, Lukyanova attributed the rise of plastic surgery to race-mixing, and noted that it was because children of interracial couple are not always happy with their features that they go under the knife.
"Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that," she said in the interview.
"Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this. A Russian marries an Armenian, they have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad's nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it's all good," she said.