Some posts on social media have speculated that the injuries she revealed to the magazine are a result of plastic surgery, but Lukyanova, 28, denies those accusations.
Lukyanova claims she was attacked on Halloween night by two complete strangers and has been hospitalized from Friday through Tuesday, Nov. 4.
“I came back home from a shop with bags and entered the door code when two men rushed from the dark and attacked me,” Lukyanova told the magazine. “They said nothing and did not try to rob me. It happened in a flash, they hit me on the head, several times on my jaw, then one of them began strangling me.”
— In Touch Weekly (@intouchweekly) November 5, 2014
The model claims the men ran away when a neighbor appeared on the scene.
“I don’t know what would have happened,” she said. “I feel a little better, but my jaw is still hurting badly. I have been on the strongest painkiller for four days, but still woke in the middle of the night from horrible pains.”
— TheImproper Magazine (@TheImproperMag) November 6, 2014
In the past, Lukyanova has said she has never undergone any plastic surgery except a breast augmentation.
“All genetics came to me from nature, except my breasts,” she said. “I lost weight and, unfortunately, I have a very small breasts. I had to increase my size to feel like a normal girl. But I didn’t subject myself to any other plastic surgery.”
Lukyanova told the magazine that since she rose to fame two years ago because of her uncanny resemblance to the famed doll, she has received numerous threats.