3. Gothic ways

Prior to the real-life Barbie the world knows today, Valeria spent her early teenage years being interested in witchcraft. She would always dress in a gothic style and had a very dark personality. But she soon grew out of her gloomy ways and turned her attentions to the world of makeup. 

4. What was the trigger?

Overall, Valeria had a happy and normal childhood. She was from a middle class Russian family and never really had any troubles in her home life. Her father, Valery Lukyanov, was a successful builder and her mother, Irina Pashkeeva, was employed in the army.