Human Barbie advocates Breatharianism – living on light and air alone

Known as the Human Barbie, Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova is now advocating Breatharianism, a new age spiritual practice where one lives on light and air alone, without consuming food and water.

“In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I’m hoping it’s the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone,” Lukyanova told the International Business Times.

With a waist as small as 50cm, the Ukrainian model and singer has become Internet-famous for her wild, alien-like appearance and “spiritual teachings.”

Aside from aspiring to live on light and air alone, the Barbie doll look-alike also claims to be able to talk to aliens and time travel. The self described “spiritual teacher” says her out-of-body experiences began when she was a little girl, and that she can travel outside of her body to other planets and universes.

For the last four years, Lukyanova has been teaching seminars on meditation and out-of-body travel.

The website explains the belief in more detail:

“This is a state of man (breatharian, inediate, non-eater) characterized (among other things) by the absence of eating, resulting from (or rather being a stage on the way to) expanding of the Consciousness sphere in which a person lives. In general an ideal (fully realized) inediate, breatharian, non-eater has no need to eat or drink to keep the body working perfectly. A breatharian consumes no food and no drink, he/she needs only air to nourish the body.”

Breatharianism, also known as Inedia, is a lethal pseudoscience, and several adherents of the new age practice have died from starvation. The practice is extremely dangerous, and foolish.

Don’t try this at home kids.

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  • pennyroyal

    clever way to commit suicide and be self-dramatizing….either that or she has a martyr complex

    • Ken F.

      It appears to be all of the above to me.

  • Zana Bajrić

    She is not afraid of death I see….

  • Marie McNamara Watson

    Darwinism at it’s best.

  • Juan Fidencio Trevino

    Sounds like Nny denying Reverend Meat. (Jhonen Vasquez’s JtHM)

  • Luca Di Bon

    Could someone get this girl some psychological help please. Preferably named Ken.

    • Heidi

      They tried. They didn’t like each other very much at all.

  • Chad Smith

    Natural selection at work

  • Rickard Bjuhr

    And The Darwin Award goes to… hold your breath and wait for it…

  • Gehennah

    “In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I’m hoping it’s the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone,”

    Sounds like she’s in the last stages of malnutrition and her next stage is a hospital or death.

  • Oscar Madison

    It’s funny to make fun of her but it’s not ethical to let someone die when they are so deluded that they believe they’re doing themselves no harm. When someone in the US does something like a hunger strike, medical personnel are not allowed to intervene until the person goes unconscious or in to a coma. The same is applied to delusional people who are less “at fault” for their situation than a hunger striker.