Julia Vins is known as ‘muscle Barbie’ thanks to her athletic physique. The 18-year-old from Russia has gained thousands of fans online thanks to her dedication to bodybuilding.
“People know me as ‘muscle Barbie’ — I like this comparison,” Vins told news.com.au.
“I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong. I can dead lift 180kg in training. I want to become as big as possible.”
Vins says she works out for herself not, anyone else. In the YouTube video above, she adds: "For me, a work-out is not just a hobby - it's part of my life."
Vins was compared to Barbie throughout her childhood because her facial features make her "look like a doll".
"When I was 15 I realised I needed to change something with my life," she says in the YouTube video.
"I was not satisfied, with everything. I did not do anything, I was very skinny. So I decided that I needed to become stronger - physically and mentally."
Vins says that nobody believed she could become a bodybuilder. Their doubt upset her, but made her even more determined to achieve her dream.
She has not missed a workout in three years.