Is Barbie’s body really possible?

In a world that insists on pursuing the idea of perfection, Barbie has become a timeless icon that many young girls aspire to look like from a young age. Even fully grown adults, and women who should really know better, still insist on trying to manipulate the way they look so ‘Barbie perfection’ can be achieved. This info graphic was sent to me after my post ‘ever wondered what Barbie looks like without makeup?‘ and the results are pretty shocking. Some clever so-and-so has transformed Barbie into a virtual human, taking her exact measurements and replicating them to see what she’d actually look like and to understand if that ‘look’ could ever be achievable. The results are astounding – not only would her wrists be too thin to ever be able to carry her handbag, but her feet are so small that she’d have to crawl around on all fours to get anywhere… Not a look Ken would approve of.  When compared to a catwalk model and an ‘anorexic’, Barbie still comes out on top in terms of disproportionate and completely ridiculous measurements. I know that Barbie isn’t real, she’s just a doll that we’ve all played with to pass the time before Live and Kicking starts (just me?) but I think it’s about time she was updated to reflect body shapes today. I’m not saying that we should make a ‘who ate all the pies’ Barbie, or even a ‘curvy girls rock’ Barbie… Just a Barbie that could actually stand up, carry her bag and not die a painful death because there’s not enough room in her torso for vital organs. What do you think?



  1. Anonymous
    April 20, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Wow that is completely shocking, I think women need to realise that what matters is being healthy and happy not being a certain shape. Some women are born to be curvy, I'm a pear shape and always will be, and trying to be a stick will only make you look wrong. This is something that I'm really passionate about, I would love to look into this a bit more and do a continuation of this post because I think it's something that every woman needs to realise xx

  2. Lauren
    April 22, 2013 / 11:02 am

    Wow, this is so shocking, and very eye opening. So many girls want to look like Barbie, and this post has helped to show that it is totally impossible!Lauren

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