Real-life Ken & Barbie, Justin Jedlica and Valeria Lukyanova, go to war in NY

Updated: 29 Jan 2013
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Almost lifelike ... Justin Jedlica and Valeria Lukyanova as Ken and Barbie
Barbie world ... Valeria Lukyanova
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Life in plastic ... Valeria Lukyanova
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Barbie Girl ... Valeria Lukyanova with doll
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New York doll ... Valeria Lukyanova in Big Apple
A MODEL who has turned herself into a living Barbie paired up with a real-life Ken — and they hated the sight of each other.

Valeria Lukyanova, 23, is the spitting image of the iconic plastic doll, with long blonde hair, tiny waist and large bust.

Justin Jedlica, 32, has spent around £70,000 on extensive plastic surgery to turn himself into a human version of Barbie’s perfectly-toned boyfriend Ken.

But when the pair got together for a New York photo shoot they immediately fell out and started a catty slanging match about make-up and cosmetic operations.

American Justin said of Valeria: “Much of her look is added make-up, fake hair and slimming corsets. Drag queens have put on the same illusions for years.”

Ukrainian Valeria hit back: “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.”

Internet pictures of Valeria caused a sensation recently, with many refusing to believe she is a real person and not a plastic mannequin.

But she said she has many admirers — and is delighted that people think she looks like a doll.

Valeria added: “This pleases me because a doll is an image of an ideal woman. Nobody would mind to be compared with a doll.”

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