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)