Valeria Lukyanova: Whacko Poster Child for Breatharianism

For those of you who don’t know Miss Lukyanova, she is a Ukranian model who promotes herself as a human Barbie doll, and she also is, in my humble opinion, the world’s greatest media whore.

If you want true insight into her disturbing self-absorption, I suggest you watch the video on Youtube, made by Vice, called Space Barbie. In it, she discusses her anorexically thin figure. She doesn’t seem to think there’s anything wrong with it.

She believes that looking like a doll is a good thing, because “Dolls are based on the image of refined girls”. Actually, no, Valeria. Dolls, especially Barbie, have shapes that no human being could ever achieve or should ever strive for. She admits she’s had breast augmentation surgery and wears contact lenses to enhance her strange image. She also says, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with girls who try to look like me.” She says to her sister, who is also abnormally thin, “Don’t smile so much, or you show your double chin.”

According to Wikipedia, she is an educator at the School of Out-of-Body Travel. She also believes she is from another planet and has traveled back in time to teach us. She claims to keep in regular touch with beings from other planets. She has been filmed wearing a beard and speaking in a creepy voice, but her director has also been filmed saying to her, “Okay, this time let’s do it in a normal voice.” That speaks volumes about her sincerity.

In her latest grab at media attention, she has recently announced that she is training herself to be a Breatharian, and plans to live on nothing but air and sunlight. She says she hasn’t felt the need to eat in weeks. Assuming you’re stupid enough to think you can defy the laws of nature and simply stop eating entirely, I feel the need to say, “Don’t try this at home.”

To be clear, food is the only thing that stands between you and death. Not only that, but going without food when it’s available to you is insulting to the millions of people on this planet who are genuinely starving through no fault of their own. According to, 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. If that doesn’t debunk Breatharianism 21,000 times a day, nothing will.

Now, normally I would just dismiss this woman as being bat sh** crazy, but unfortunately she has more than a million followers on Facebook. I find this extremely disturbing. The last person a young girl needs as a role model is a mentally disturbed woman who advocates self-absorption and eating disorders and is now telling people to stop eating altogether. In the video she also calmly mentions that in a past life she immolated herself in front of her students. Don’t try that at home, either.

I am so angry at this woman I can barely speak. Do the young girls of this world not already receive enough messages that make them critical of their own bodies? The fact that Miss Lukyanova is so desperate to be idolized that she cares not one whit for the well-being of the young girls who look up to her will tell you all you need to know about the true nature of evil.

I can only hope that having this nut as the most visible and outspoken advocate of Breatharianism will help destroy its credibility before it takes too many victims to that great insane asylum in the sky.


[Image credit: Huffington Post]

18 thoughts on “Valeria Lukyanova: Whacko Poster Child for Breatharianism

  1. Carole

    The saddest and scariest part of all this is our girls also see these stick figures on the runways, magazine covers, & TV. I am impressed by Tara Banks when she tells models they are much to thin, they will not have the strength or endurance to be successful not just in modeling but in life. But the money grabbers will keep promoting as long as we keep looking. This is a disease like so many others there is a cure, but you have to listen to the Doctor. Sadly there are Doctors that push pills and unhealthy lifestyles.

    1. And I am one of the ones who keeps looking, but not because I find them attractive. Far from it. They actually kind of give me the creeps, but I continue to look, just as I slow down to look at traffic accidents. Shame on me.

  2. Maybe I’m the only person in the world not to have come across her, but reading your post and a quick glance at Google has terrified me. So sad that some women feel the only way to be accepted is to deny their own humanity.

    1. That’s it in a nutshell! I couldn’t have said it better myself. If you ever have a spare 20 minutes and watch the video that I mentioned, it will make your hair stand on end. She takes it to the extreme of even trying to imply she’s from outer space. What a sad, pathetic woman.

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