Teenager Julia Vins has attracted an army of fans in Russia because of her 'big, beautiful eyes' and the fact that she 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 says her 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 has been compared to a pretty doll.
But she said: "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 explained: "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."