Barbie as a real woman

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.

Barbie as a Real Woman


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.

Barbie as a Real Woman

.Barbie as a Real Woman

Barbie as a Real Woman

Barbie as a Real Woman

Barbie as a Real Woman

Barbie as a Real Woman

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2 Responses to Barbie as a real woman

  1. cj says:

    ..I’m not into dolls, (no really, I’m not) but, how do I get my hands on a real woman Barbie!…hubba bubba!

  2. Doug says:

    That is awesome! They need to make these real woman barbies then I would actually buy my daughters barbies.

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