Life-size Barbie Doll Shocks with Anorexic Proportions

Don’t get us wrong, we love Barbie, but it’s no shock to us to hear that Barbie’s real life dimensions are unhealthy. Yet, a Hamilton College student named Galia Slayen who previously battled an eating disorder, went ahead and built a life-size barbie doll. The result was a woman with super pencil-thin legs, breasts that could easily topple her over and a BMI that would indicate anorexia. Slayen estimates that Barbie would weigh in at 100 pounds if she were “real”.

Slayen has even gone as far as saying that “If Barbie were an actual woman, she would be 5’9″ tall, have a 39″ bust, an 18″ waist, 33″ hips and a size 3 shoe…. She likely would not menstruate… she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions.”

But Galia says that despite what it may seem, she isn’t upset with Barbie. Instead, she built this life-size Barbie back in highschool as publicity for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Recently, she managed to raise over $10K for the cause. “A lot of insurance companies don’t cover eating disorders,” she says. “They don’t see this is not a choice.”

(Via CBS News)


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  1. This article would have been better if the doll WAS actually a ‘life-size’ Barbie.,,

    As nutso as my late wife and often not on time daughter are about the doll…

    This was done with a purpose in mind, and the purpose was not accuracy of dimension

    Barbie may have ‘DD’s’ but definitely not “GGG’s’

    This silliness has lead to many people thinking the ‘measurements’ given have any connotation to reality…

    They don’t

    Barbie is an exaggeration of an idealized model (she started life as a porno doll, BTW)

    But, looking at real Barbies and blown up (or reduce) to the image size, and this persons agenda is obvious (or,maybe her scaling and engineering skills are lacking….

  2. By that definition drinking and smoking are not choices either. More victimization of the US. Boo hoo, nothing is our fault, we are all victims…

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