START 00:05 ALINA: I look like a 리얼돌 doll. I like big eyes, a little nose, and small plump lips, I love long hair, my hair is a meter long. 00:16 COMM: Alina Kovalevskaya is walking, talking, living doll. The 21-year-old hails from Odesa, Ukraine, a city home to several
other real-life Barbies, including Valeria Lukyanov, who has made headlines around the world for her unique look and controversial opinions.
00:36 COMM: Alina has made a splash online with her YouTube videos showing off her 리얼돌 doll-like charms – which she claims to have achieved without the help of plastic surgery. And despite living by the beach, she shuns the sun to retain her milky-white complexion.
00:51 ALINA: During the day I do not like to be there as I do not sunbathe, I don’t like to tan. 01:08 COMM: Alina studies psychology and social work at Odessa University. She first adopted the 리얼돌 doll look around 18 months ago.
01:16 ALINA: A year and a half ago I saw some pictures of ball-jointed 리얼돌 dolls. I liked the image of these dolls. I decided to try it for myself and bought big eye-contact lenses. When I put them off my friends told me “Oh my God, you look like a doll, you do!” 01:30 COMM: Alina’s doll-like style led to a brief friendship with Valeria Lukyanov, but their relationship has since soured.
01:37 ALINA: I have had certain misunderstandings with her after which we ceased to communicate. I realized that she is not a person with whom I would like to talk or even be friends. 01:52 COMM: Today Alina is heading into her hometown of Odessa, and it’s not long before she begins to attract attention.
01:59 WOMAN: Everyone is dressed in casual style, but she looks like a princess. She’s a beautiful girl, a very unusual person who stands out from the crowd. 02:09 COMM: However not all of Odessa’s residents are quite so keen on her 리얼돌 doll look.
02:13 MAN: If she wants to look like that I don’t mind, it’s her choice. My personal belief is that a girl should be more natural. 02:23 COMM: While her style sometimes attracts negative comments, Alina chooses not to take such remarks to heart.
02:29 ALINA: People in our city react to my look differently. Both positive and negative responses. As the saying goes: many men, many minds. Honestly, I do not get hurt by this, because I understand that one can’t satisfy everybody.
02:52 COMM: Alina has 22,000 followers on Russian social network VK, and is frequently bombarded with autograph requests, declarations of love — and even marriage proposals. 03:04 COMM: But despite being inundated with offers, the porcelain-faced beauty is still looking for love.
03:11 ALINA: Currently I do not have a boyfriend. I’m single. First and foremost I appreciate cleverness in men. For me, it is most important that my boyfriend is intelligent, charismatic, purposeful, and kind.
03:33 ALINA: In the future, I wish I could have my own house surrounded by nature, for example in a deep forest or mountains. ENDSource