Barbie and Ken: Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica meet for the first time
Real-life Barbie and Ken dolls, Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica, met for the first time, but it wasn’t love at first sight.
Valeria Lukyanova, 23, who sports long peroxide blonde hair, a miniscule waist and large bust, flew from her home town in the Ukraine to New York to meet silicone-pumped Justin Jedlica, 32, for an upcoming episode of Inside Edition.
But Valeria Lukyanova didn’t hit it off with her chiseled male counterpart – especially following his remarks last year that she looked like a drag queen – and she bluntly said after their rendezvous: “He overdid his lips.”
According to The Sun, the pair “hated the sight of each other” and photographs show them posing awkwardly side-by-side.
Justin Jedlica shot to fame last year when it emerged that he had spent $100,000 on body sculpting procedures. This year he went under the knife for the 100th time.
“I’ve always been into plastic surgery because it’s an extension of me being creative,” Justin Jedlica said during an interview on The Doctors television show.
Among his surgeries are five rhinoplasties, a cranial brow bone shape and augmentations to his cheeks, lips, buttocks and chin.
Justin Jedlica turned to plastic surgery when he was 18-years-old, beginning the costly and dangerous habit with a nose job.
“It was really something that set me apart and validated me and I felt so euphoric,” he said of that first surgery.
Explaining why he aspires to look like a plastic doll, Justin Jedlica told the Inside Edition: “Children play with Barbie and Ken all the time so it’s fed to us from a very young age that that is the epitome of what is beautiful or what is handsome.”
Valeria Lukyanova hit the press last fall after she posted a series of homemade videos on YouTube, which revealed her doll-like proportions.
To enhance her Barbie appearance, Valeria Lukyanova wears blue contact lenses over her naturally green eyes.
Valeria Lukyanova admits that she has had breast implants, but insists the rest of her body is completely natural and slender due to daily gym workouts. Make-up and skimpy outfits complete her look.
In a previous interview with V Magazine she said that in the in mornings she likes to work on her face and get a massage and then spends the rest of her time on the internet.
Meditation is also a one of her favorite pastimes and she claimed that her “real job” is “a teacher at the School of Out-Of-Body Travel” – an institution which reportedly teaches students how to leave their physical body and travel in the spiritual realm.
Back on the subject of being a living doll, Valeria Lukyanova told Inside Edition: “Barbie is ideal woman” adding that she had been fascinated with the Mattel character since she was five.
Justin Jedlica and Valeria Lukyanova had never before their recent television appearance. But they knew of each other.
Last November Justin Jedlica said that he did find Valeria Lukyanova beautiful but he told The Huffington Post: “It appears to me that much of her look is added makeup, fake hair and <<slimming>> corsets.
“Drag queens have put on the same illusions with makeup and costumes for years.”
Valeria Lukyanova hit back, telling The Sun: “Justin said bad things about me but he had more than 90 operations, while I had only one.
“I am not hiding that I’ve had plastic surgery. I had breast implants because I want to be perfect.
“He would do better not to comment on who is plastic and who is not. I think he is handsome man – but he overdid his lips.”