It’s a good advice not to call her dolly-face. Not to her face anyway. Julia Vins may have the face of a Barbie doll, but she’s got the physique of a bodybuilder.
The 18-year-old Russian powerlifter can deadlift nearly 400lbs. That’s over 28 stone. Or, if you prefer, two Arnold Schwarzeneggers. Or a Welsh pony.
Anyway, Julia’s amassed over 28,000 Instagram followers thanks to her angelic looks and superhero physique. She says she’s known where she lives as ‘Muscle Barbie’.
She says: ‘I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong.’
Despite her massive following, she admits she divides opinion, saying people ‘either respect my work or reprimand me for being a muscly girl.
‘But to be honest, I’ve noticed that the guys who are negative about my athleticism – are just jealous,’ she adds.
Muscle Barbie’s measurements
Height: 5ft 3in
Weight: 10st 2lb
Julia started to go to the gym at the age of 15 to help build her confidence and give her focus.
A year later, she met a coach who recognised her potential as a weightlifter.
She now trains four times a week, for three to five hours a time, and eats five or six small meals per day made up of chicken, eggs, cheese, rice and vegetables.
It quickly paid off. She won last year’s World Powerlifting Championships in Moscow, achieving three world records, lifting 180kg (396lb) in the squat, 105kg (230lb) in bench press and 165kg (364lb) in the deadlift. All while wearing a full face of makeup, of course.
She says: ‘I’m no ordinary doll. I hope everyone finds their true calling in life like I did.
‘I don’t like to think of what I would have become if I wasn’t muscle Barbie.’
Watch out Ken.
Via (Metro UK)