Human Barbie Valeria Luykyanova admitted to Cosmopolitan.com that some recent snaps that she posted on Facebook are indeed Photoshopped.
“My best friend [took the pictures]. The pictures are photoshopped to achieve smoothness and color correction,” Luykyanova confessed about her latest “Spring” photos, in which she is shown wearing a bra top and tiny jean shorts that accentuate her surgically-altered physique.
“The pictures were taken in the botanical garden on the phone. They were not high quality. I had to edit them in order to correct the defects of the phone picture.”
The photos generated a huge amount of backlash from critics who said Lukyanova looks “unnatural” and suffers from having a “body dysmorphic disorder,” but she doesn’t seem to care too much about the haters.
“Those who are unsatisfied with what I do and critique me and offend me clearly don't have the same figure as I do. Otherwise they would not be so negative,” she explained via email to Cosmo. “People who are satisfied with themselves don't comment on who they don't like. They will pass by. And those who write nasty [things], they are openly jealous. To have an ideal body is important to every self-respecting girl.”