Nickolay Lamm, an artist and researcher, has published a set of photographs for MyDeals.com Feed featuring Mattel’s Barbie doll as she would appear if based on a real 19 year old woman. “Some people say that we shouldn’t pay attention to the body proportions of Barbie because she is just a toy. On the surface, that sounds like a valid argument. But a closer look, through research, suggests that Barbie may lead to heightened body dissatisfaction among young girls, unhealthy eating behaviors and a desire to achieve a slim body and therefore eat less.
The Barbie vs “normal” Barbie images were created over two months with the help of a 3D printed model of a normal woman, using measurements that match closely with CDC measurements of the average 19 year old woman in America.