Valeria Lukyanova
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Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova, who is most commonly known as the human Barbie, was reportedly assaulted outside her home in Odessa.

The attackers did not try to rob the model, who rose to fame after pictures of her doll-like features and figure started circulating online. Instead the two men began strangling her after hitting her on the head and jaw.

The 28-year-old released pictures of her swollen lips and head to Mail Online, which sparked rumours that she was masking a new plastic surgery. However, she denied these allegations.

"I was attacked by the entrance of my block of flats," the 28-year-old explained to Mail Online. "I came back home from a shop with bags and entered the door code when two men rushed from the dark and attacked me. They said something and did not try to rob me. It happened in a flash, they hit me on the head, several times on my jaw, then one of them began strangling me."

She added that her attackers ran away as soon as they spotted one of her neighbours. "If it wasn't for my neighbour who who suddenly appeared, I don't know what would have happened."

It is not surprising that Lukyanova was attacked, as she has managed to ruffle quite a few feathers with her controversial statements on beauty, which resulted in her being subjected to a two-year hate campaign by strangers.

In an earlier interview with GQ, she blamed race-mixing for lowering beauty standards. Lukyanova also blamed interracial couples for popularising plastic surgery, claiming that children of interracial couple are not always happy with their features.

"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 at the time.