18/02/2015 11:42 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Meet Muscle Barbie: Powerlifting Teenager With Doll-Like Looks


A weightlifting 18-year-old has been nicknamed Muscle Barbie because of her massive physique and doll-like looks.

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."

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