Julia Vins, 18, has an army of fans in her native Russia for her striking combination of beauty and brawn.
The teenager has the delicate facial features of a porcelain doll – and the ripped physique of The Hulk.
The 18-year-old – who likes to take topless pictures of herself – even holds three world power-lifting records.
She said: “People know me as ‘Muscle Barbie’ – I like this comparison. It’s nice.
“I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong.
“I can deadlift 180kg in training. I want to become as big as possible.”
Julia claims her astonishing appearance divides the opposite sex.
“Everyone has an opinion on what I look like – they either respect my work or reprimand me for being a muscular girl,:” she said.
“But to be honest, I’ve noticed that the guys who are negative about my athleticism – are just jealous.”
Since childhood, Julia’s angelic face meant she’s always been compared to a pretty doll. But the naturally slender girl never felt like she had any purpose in life.
“Because of my facial features, people have always said I look like a doll.”
“And I was a good, academic girl for so many years. I studied music, was well-read, participated in various school competitions and was skilled at art.
“But I never felt like I had any particular objective in life. My body was not in harmony with my soul – it wasn’t the right one for me.”
In an attempt to find some meaning in her life, Julia began going to the gym at 15.
She explains: “I had no interest in sport but I was lost. I thought I might see if I could build some strength and confidence by weight training at the gym.
“I started copying exercises that the male gym-goers did. It did not make me strong but then I started power-lifting.
“I loved it! I knew then that my goal was – to build muscle.”
A year later, Julia met a coach who saw potential in her as a weight lifter. She started training at the gym with him for three to five hours, four times per week.
Julia also transformed her diet and now eats five to six small meals per day, which consist of chicken, eggs, cheese, rice and vegetables – but she allows herself one cheat day per week.
Pictured with boyfriend Sergei ,29, also from Russia, who likes to weight lift with her
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