Life's not so fantastic for Human Barbie. Valeria Lukyanova has been recovering after she was brutally assaulted by two men outside of her Odessa home in the Ukraine, she claimed to The Daily Mail Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Lukyanova, 29, revealed her wounds and scars from the scary encounter to the paper, denying it was a cover for plastic surgery. Photos showed her with bloodied and puffy lips, along with her head bandaged after the incident. She did not share any wound-related snapshots on her Facebook page, but instead, posted images of herself from before the alleged assault. According to the victim, she was attacked on Halloween night and hospitalized from Friday through Tuesday, Nov. 4.
"I came back home from a shop with bags and entered the door code when two men rushed from the dark and attacked me," Lukyanova recalled of the alleged assault. "They said nothing 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."
The model, who released photos of her injuries to the paper, said the men ran away after a neighbor suddenly appeared. "I don't know what would have happened," she told the Daily Mail. "I feel a little better, but my jaw is still hurting badly. I have been on the strongest painkiller for four days, but still woke in the middle of the night from horrible pains."
Lukyanova also revealed to the paper that she's received anonymous threats and had "strangers" call her and taunt her after she catapulted to fame in 2012. The blonde-haired, wide-eyed Internet celebrity claimed in a series of YouTube videos that the only plastic surgery she's ever had was to augment her breast size. Read more of Valeria’s controversial comments.
This past April, Lukyanova made several bizarre and offensive comments to GQ. "Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that," she told the mag of beauty. "Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this."
These ever-changing beauty standards, however, have even impacted Lukyanova herself in recent months. The original Human Barbie told the paper that she wanted to shift away from the plastic doll image and turn into an "Amazon Woman."
"I want the same magnificent figure," Lukyanova told the paper. "I no longer like my body. It needs some muscle."
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