Meet 18-Year-Old Russian 'Muscle Barbie' Julia Vins

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Yes, Valeria Lukyanova. There's another Human Barbie coming for your throne.

This time, it's 18-year-old Russian bodybuilder Julia Vins, known as "Muscle Barbie," who has gained thousands of fans in her native country because of her doll-like looks and muscular physique.

"I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up, but at the same time, I'm strong," she told news.com.au. "I can dead lift 180kg in training. I want to become as big as possible. Everyone has an opinion on what I look like - they either respect my work or reprimand me for being a muscly girl, but to be honest, I've noticed that the guys who are negative about my athleticism - are just jealous."

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Julia has been compared to a doll since she was a child, adding that although she was a well-rounded student, she found it difficult to find her calling. "I never felt like I had any particular objective in life," she continued. "My body was not in harmony with my soul - it wasn't the right one for me."

That changed when Julia tried boosting her confidence by lifting weights in the gym, and loved the results. She's since gone on to win World Powerlifting Championships, taking home three world records to date.


And whenever she lifts, Julia makes sure she is wearing make-up. "I always wear make-up, even when I'm squatting," she continued. "I think it's important to look attractive in any situation." She also always wears her hair in "cute plaits and ribbons" when she heads to the gym.

To maintain her muscular body, Julia eats five to six small meals per day, which consist of chicken, eggs, cheese rice and veggies. As far as her "muscle Barbie" title, Julia doesn't mind it at all, saying, "I don't like to think of what I would have become if I wasn't muscle Barbie."

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