The media thinks Justin Jedlica and Valeria Lukyanova would make a great pair, hence their nicknames Ken Doll and Human Barbie, but, if it were up to Justin, Valeria wouldn’t even be famous. He also hates the fact that they’re being compared in discussions about attaining fame on the basis of looks alone.
Jedlica, unlike Valeria, has managed to become famous by undergoing a record 149 cosmetic procedures, surgeries included, which have made him look as strange as he does today. She, on the other hand, claims to have had only one breast augmentation and to achieve her outlandish appearance through makeup.
It is here that the difference between them lies, Jedlica argues in his recent interview with the Daily Beast: he is the real deal, an artist, whereas Valeria is a fake, a poser, an “illusionist” with a very large bag of cosmetics and the willingness to apply them all for a more dramatic effect.
She is not talented: she is merely doing what drag queens have been doing for years and, when this fails to get her headlines, she comes up with ridiculous stories about how she’s an alien who lives on water and air, or how she can travel in space, or seek to banish all emotions from her body.
Jedlica also rips in the Ukrainian model for saying in recent interview that the increase in plastic surgery is wholly explainable by the fact that races have mixed, which has made people less beautiful. Clearly, since he’s addicted to plastic surgery, he takes offense with that statement.
“Is this really the podium she has to stand on as far as what she’s going to do with her celebrity? If you want to call it that. It’s so inconsequential. And moreover, it’s damaging. She’s getting out there and basically preaching Nazism,” he says.
Justin also seems to take offense with Valeria for being as famous, if not actually more than him when all she does is apply makeup. In his eyes, that’s something that can’t be tolerated.
“She’s a very pretty little girl. She knows how to do her makeup like stage makeup and give herself different features. The same techniques are used in theater all the time and with drag queens. I’m not saying she’s a drag queen, but it’s something completely different from me,” he says.
“That’s kind of shady – because she got all of this publicity by riding on the coattails of this plastic surgery story. A little girl dressing like a doll is not worthy of two years of media exposure. If all it takes for you to be a plastic surgery celebrity is tracks in your hair, colored contacts, and breast implants, then three-quarters of the women in LA should be famous. Like what is the big freaking deal?” he asks.
He insists that Valeria is not talented, though anyone who’s seen her with a full face of makeup would probably thing differently: applying all that and making it look good (albeit eerie) DOES take a lot of skill. He, on the other hand, does nothing but pay for the surgeries he wants and someone else does all the work for him.
Speaking of “work,” here’s a video of Jedlica in action, from his appearance last year on TLC’s My Strange Addiction.