Barbie has long been criticized because she looks nothing like a real woman.
Many feel that young girls who play with Barbie Dolls can develop an unrealistic sense of what beauty is and a distorted body image.
Here’s what a normal 19 year old American woman would really look like as a Barbie Doll.
Artist Nickolay Lamm created a 3-D “realistic” Barbie (pictured above) next to a standard Barbie by using the Center for Disease Control’s measurements for an average 19-year-old American woman.
I have always thought that Barbie looks nothing like a real woman and her ankles would break if they were really that skinny from the weight of her breasts alone!
Would it be healthier if young girls played with realistic Barbie instead?