Reality Check: Barbie Body
I’m pretty sure all of us have had at least one Barbie doll in our lives. In fact, I’m pretty sure some of us had an entire Barbie army. She was just too gorgeous with that luxurious blonde hair, that elaborate wardrobe that fit her body to a tee, those feet that fit perfectly into even the highest of high heels.
But in real life, Barbie isn’t so cute. Actually, Barbie is pretty scary.
At 5’9″, with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist, 33″ hips, and a size 3 shoe, this is what Barbie would look like as an actual person. And the best words to describe real life Barbie would be
effing scary severely disproportionate.
Galia Slayen, the creator of the life-size Barbie, manufactured the doll as part of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW) at her high school. Frustrated with the societal pressures to look a certain way, Slayen decided this was the perfect way to shed light on the eating disorders many girls struggle with because of an unattainable body image propagated by a little girl’s toy, Barbie.
But NEDAW or not, this is down right horrifying. I mean, I knew Barbie’s boobs looked a little large and in charge, but my god!
For more information, frightening statistics and to get Galia’s full story, click here.