According to Aqua's famous song, "Barbie Girl," "life in plastic" is "fantastic." But judging from this photo showing how Barbie's proportions would look on an actual human woman, emulating Barbie doesn't seem all that great.
The photo began making the Internet rounds after Australian blog, "So Bad So Good" tweeted it:
Barbie vs A Real Girl - twitter.com/sbadsgood/stat…— So Bad So Good (@sbadsgood) August 5, 2012
The woman in the photograph is model Katie Halchishick, co-founder of Healthy Is The New Skinny, an organization dedicated to "revolutionizing how we think about, talk about, live in and love our bodies."
This is hardly the first time that someone has pointed out how unrealistic a Barbie doll's proportions are, but it's still interesting to see the proportions drawn out onto an actual body. Some initial observations:
-- Oddly pointy chin.
-- A chest about half the width of her chest.
-- Giant eyes!
-- A neck that seems unlikely to be able to support her head.
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