Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova, also known as Human Barbie because of her doll-like features, was recently a victim of a brutal beating.
According to the Daily Mail, the model claims that she was assaulted outside her home in Odessa, Ukraine, on the eve of Halloween.
“I was attacked by the entrance of my block of flats. I came back home from a shop with bags and entered the door code when two men rushed from the dark and attacked me,” Lukyanova said, according to the publication. “They said nothing and did not try to rob me. It happened in a flash, they hit me on the head, several times on my jaw, then one of them began strangling me.
“If it wasn’t for my neighbor who suddenly appeared, I don’t know what would have happened. They saw her and ran away,” she explained.
Lukyanova was allegedly hospitalized for her injuries on Friday and was only released on Tuesday. Her wounds include a very swollen lip, and in pictures published by the Daily Mail, you can see several bandages wrapped around her head.
“I feel a little better, but my jaw is still hurting badly. I have been on the strongest painkiller for four days, but still woke in the middle of the night from horrible pains,” she told the publication.
Since becoming a social media sensation in 2012, Lukyanova says she has been receiving threats from strangers who often call her and taunt her.
However, not everyone believes Lukyanova’s claim that she was beaten up, and some are accusing her of masking her new plastic surgery (she claims her looks are all natural apart from breast augmentation surgery). Although once you see the pictures, it looks like she really has taken a bad beating, because her bloodied lip looks really bad.