A man from Canada claims to have had a strange encounter with Valeria Lukyanova, the world's most convincing real-life Barbie. The 21-year-old Ukrainian woman is a mystery ever since she was the focus of ABC's Good Morning America last week. Sudden speculations that the Barbie doll wannabee was possibly a hoax or someone Photoshopping herself in pictures. According to Tony Oxley of Uxbridge, Canada, he met Lukyanova online wanting money.
"It's all a scam and it is fake," Oxley claimed. "This same woman tried to get money from me a couple weeks ago."
Was it a dating site the two met on? It sounds like that's what took place by the type of email exchanges they had.
"I played her along for a little while and she sent me more pictures. She then wanted $900 to buy airline tickets to come to Canada to be with me," the Canadian alleged.
Valeria Lukyanova demanded the $900 in the form of a Western Union payment, Oxley alleges. The man claimed after getting to know her a little better, she had hopes of getting a Malibu Barbie Beach House.
There wasn't much of a conclusion to this story other than brief communication online. The photos Lukyanova sent to him were said to be the same ones on her Facebook page.
Real-life Barbie has over 130,000 likes on Facebook and she's loading new photos every day. She came out with a video last week in response to the overwhelming criticism she's received. The 21-year-old insists eating raw foods and working hard have paid off in achieving her Barbie doll looks. Will she ever do a live interview in person to prove she's the same human Barbie seen in all of her pictures?