Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A Barbie Girl in her Barbie World
Breaking news: Barbie and Ken are not mean to be ladies & gentlemen.
Justin Jedlica, also referred to as the Human Ken Doll, calls Human Barbie, Valeria Lukyanova, his “arch-nemesis.” Things seem to be a bit rocky at the Barbie dream house.
“She’s a cute girl…I don’t really get her. I don’t get why people think she’s so interesting. She has extensions. She wears stage makeup. She’s an illusionist…Unlike me, who has spent nearly $150,000 permanently transforming myself into a human Ken doll, Valeria just plays dress up. But as soon as you wipe away all that makeup, she’s just a plain Jane and there’s absolutely nothing special about her,” said Ken [himself] about Barbie.
Human Barbie claims her breasts are the only fake part of her body, everything else is “real” (girl please). Her proclaimed fate partner, Human Ken has had over 100 different plastic surgeries to physically become the Mattel doll. I find it so interesting that this woman has come out to the public and is known as the “real” human-version of Barbie, as is her “friend” Justin (Ken).
According to other news article about the Ukrainian model, she eventually hopes to live without eating or drinking. "In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all," Lukyanova said, according to the International Business Times. "I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone." (um, excuse me?) It is all ludicrous, they both are taking Judith Butler’s representation of something/someone other than yourself to the ultimate extreme. It is obvious that both people have seen a Barbie and ken doll at some point in their lives, hence how they can imitate the dolls so vividly.
Ever wonder what Barbie looks like without makeup? Well you’re in luck, below is what she would apparently look like. The makers of Barbie with makeup and without makeup could essentially receive the same ridicule and response—they construct her. It isn’t natural. If she has makeup she will look one way, and without it she will look another way. But, there’s more to this, both representations of her are exaggerations…for god sakes she has braces when she has no makeup on. Last time I checked drug stores weren’t selling any cover up to hide the appearance of braces; otherwise high school might have been a little better.
This is the Barbs without makeup…just purse your lips, raise your brows, and open your eyes as wide as you can if your human.