MOST little girls grow up playing with Barbie dolls. Some even want to look like them. One 21-year-old has become one, or so she says. Valeria Lukyanova has become an internet sensation in her home country of Russia, claiming on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet. Her doll-like features, long blonde hair and ‘perfect’ body make her look like a real life Barbie. In fact, with her tiny waist, she bears such a resemblance to the famed plastic doll that cynical web users have been speculating about whether or not she is real. In a spoof video posted on YouTube an animated version of the model undergoes surgery to enhance her already prominent body.The girl checks into a plastic surgeons office. As she lies on an operating table, the ‘surgeon’ uses a hand-held pump, before giving her a face-lift using putty and a chainsaw. Horrified viewers have slammed the model over her looks. One commented: She looks not only ugly, but ridiculous while another wrote: ‘A woman with completely perfect features is a boring woman.’ –DMOthers were kinder to the blonde beauty. One asked: ‘Isn’t unhealthy obsession on looking like a Barbie doll a part of her identity though?’ But the big question remains unanswered: Is Valeria real or is this an elaborate Photoshop hoax?More ‘normal’ photos on her Facebook page of the 21-year-old wearing far less make-up suggest she does exists. A YouTube video shows the transformation as she dolls herself up. DMThis news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 24-Apr-2012 here.