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10 pictures of Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova without makeup

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She's a real girl

Although Valeria Lukyanova, aka the Human Barbie, has gained notoriety for looking like a carbon copy of a plastic doll, proof does exist that she is, in fact, human.

In this revealing bikini pic posted earlier this week, the 28-year-old year old Ukrainian boasts a bare face and a whittled waist. Without her typical doll-eye contact lenses and layers of shellac, she almost looks like a normal girl... almost.

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Here, Lukyanova appears to be in the car either headed to or from the gym. And, sure, she might have on a scosche of makeup (we can't be sure), but she's still far more fresh-faced than she normally is.

Although there is much speculation surrounding the many surgeries Lukyanova has undergone to achieve her Barbie-like figure, one thing is for sure — this girl logs some serious time working out. She also, refreshingly, seems to get her sweat sessions on (for the most part) without makeup.

Does Lukyanova actually possess any musical talent? We have no clue. What we do know is that this profile picture may quite possibly be the most beautiful we've seen her look. Note to Lukyanova: Leave well enough alone, chickie.

Hitting the trails in a visor and pink tank, Lukyanova could nearly be mistaken for any 20-something woman soaking up some Vitamin D and getting her cardio on.

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This sweet shot only convinces us what we've been saying all along — less is more. Lukyanova could certainly do without the crazy contacts, overdone makeup and wacky getups. We like our Barbies where they belong: in a box, on a shelf, in a toy store.

Lukyanova may be a lot of things, but thankfully she's not one of those girls who goes to the beach looking like she's headed to prom. Oh, wait, there are photos of her to that effect, as well. But, hey, at least she's truly beachin' it here.

If Lukyanova ever does have a real Barbie fashioned in her likeness, we vote that it be called "Visor Barbie." 'Cause, c'mon, this gal loves to sport some visors, y'all. In this pic, it is shielding her surprisingly makeup-free face from the sun.

We're not sure what grabs our attention most in this snapshot: Lukyanova's fresh face, the impressive amount of beauty products she's amassed or the fact that she's wearing denim underwear. Is denunderwear the next big thing?

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Again, if you want to see the Human Barbie looking more human and less Barbie, it seems as though you'll need to head to the beach. Apparently the sand and surf turns her into a real girl. Kind of like Pinocchio. You know, without the being swallowed by a whale part of the story.

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