The real life Barbie documentary features the private, spiritual life of Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukrainian model who transformed herself into a living doll using plastic surgery and heavy make-up. The 20-minute Vice documentary titled "Space Barbie" claims the controversial Internet sensation is actually an alien from outer space.
"What most of the world doesn't know is that Valeria is not a real girl at all, but a time-traveling spiritual guru whose purpose is to save the world from the clutches of superficiality and negative energy," the description of "Space Barbie" reads.
Watch the trailer for the real life Barbie documentary "Space Barbie" below:
The real life Barbie documentary was conceived by Vice director Will Fairman, who saw the viral photos of Lukyanova, and unlike most everyone else that wrote her off, thought there was something more to the 23-year-old with the impossibly thin waist, anime eyes and plastic face.
"I'd seen her like everyone else when she popped up on the Internet with all those bewildering and bizarre images and videos," Fairman told the Daily Mail. "And I thought there had to be something more behind it all, because I could see little flecks of esoteric stuff."
Fairman discovered that the real life Barbie is actually a new age opera composer who gives seminars on spirituality.
"I am a lecturer on the subject of out-of-body travel," Lukyanova says in the real life Barbie documentary, explaining that she uses her appearance to bring attention to her enlightened beliefs. "If a nun starts talking about spirituality, will anyone notice her? No, No one will."
The real life Barbie believes she is from another planet, possibly Venus, but she isn't sure. The only thing she's sure of is that she isn't actually human like the rest of us.
"She's not a fraud," Fairman told the Daily Mail. "She genuinely believes she's from another planet. 100 per cent. She's not making any money from her life - not even from the seminars she gives - which is originally why I thought she was doing this."
Lukyanova is supported by her construction-working husband who also acts as her manager. However, a previous Daily Mail report said that the real life Barbie and her plastic surgery twin "Dominica" or Olga Oleynik held spirituality seminars for $75 a session.
The Daily Beast noted that the real life Barbie documentary does not focus on how Valeria achieved her extreme looks, which the media attributed to rib-removal and breast augmentation surgeries, among other treatments. However, it does feature a few early photos that show the real life Barbie looking more conventional.
Watch the full-length real life Barbie documentary on Vice here.
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