Have you heard about the new Internet Sensational Muscle Barbie? The 21-year-old with the face of a porcelain doll and the body of the HULK who can deadlift 400lbs.
- Powerlifter Julia Vins, from Engels in Russia, holds three world records
- Claims her astonishing appearance divides the opposite sex
- But says: ‘Guys who are negative about my athleticism – are just jealous’
- Ms. Vins feels it is important to look sexy even when she’s pumping iron
- She may have the face of a porcelain doll but below the neck, this 21-year-old is more like
- The Incredible Hulk and can deadlift 400lb – the average weight of a male lion.
Powerlifter Julia Vins’ unusual blend of wide-eyed beauty and muscular physique has captured the attention of fans in her native Russia – attracting more than 23,000 Instagram followers.
The innocent-faced teenager – who likes to take topless pictures of herself – already holds three world powerlifting records but says there’s no limit to how muscly she would like to become.
Julia Vins, 21, from Russia who has the face of a porcelain doll and the body of The Incredible Hulk.
The innocent-faced powerlifter has scored thousands of fans in her native Russia for her unusual blend of wide-eyed pretty looks and muscular physique.
‘Muscle Barbie’ Julia Vins talks about her bodybuilding plan…
Don’t mess! The Russian likes to take topless pictures of herself and holds three world powerlifting records
The powerlifter 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.
Since childhood, Ms . Vins’ 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,’ she said.
‘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.’
Since childhood, Ms. Vins’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 – until starting powerlifting.
The champion can deadlift 180kg in training and says she wants to become ‘as big as possible’.
In an attempt to find some meaning in her life, Julia began going to the gym at age 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 powerlifting.
‘I loved it! I knew then that my goal was – to build muscle.’
Finally, in August 2014, Ms. Vins entered the World Powerlifting Championships in Moscow and won the competition. She achieved three world records in the sum 440kg – these were 180kg (396lb) in the squat, 105kg (230lb) in the bench press and 165kg (364lb) in the deadlift.
Height: 5ft 3in
Weight: 10st 21lb
Ms. Vins feels it is important to look sexy even when she’s pumping iron.