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What Would Barbie Look Like in Real Life?

Apr 29 • Lifestyle • 35214 Views • 18 Comments

If a woman existed with Barbie proportions, what would she look like compared to a normal woman with average body proportions? Using average body proportions, a model of a normal 19 year old woman was created. Then, a woman was brought to life using Barbie proportions.

The body measurements for the 19 year old woman come from CDC.gov..

163.3 cm height
85.4 cm waist
35.8 cm upper arm length
36.7 cm upper leg length

Barbie, at 1/6 scale, would be 175.26 cm in height and have the following measurements…

175.26 cm height
91.44 cm bust
45.72 cm waist
83.82 cm hips
55.88 cm head circumference
22.86 neck circumference

Yes, Barbie is just a toy. At the same time, it’s a toy which young girls play with and want to be like. If we assume that Barbie is 19 years old, shouldn’t girls have access to toys which resemble realistic proportions?

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  3. Galane says:

    Five foot nine inches is well within the height range of many fashion models.

    The only measurement way off the bell curve is the waist, but it’s not unknown for some women to have waist that naturally small before having children. My mother had a 19″ waist in her 20′s.

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  7. Blakplague says:

    I’d buy this, if it were for sale.

  8. zevonia says:

    It is a doll. Since when have dolls reflected reality? A large number of toys do not reflect reality. Does that make them evil in your eyes? Get a life.

  9. Jake says:

    First, you guys must really have A LOT of time on your hands.

    Second, I like the blonde, but to be fair, I’d do either of them.

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  16. […] This isn’t the first (and I’m guessing it won’t be the last) time that attention has been drawn to the unrealistic proportions of Barbie; we’ve had artists compare Barbie to real women: http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/the-code-word/what-would-barbie-look-like-in-real-life/ […]

  17. Dani says:

    175.26 cm height
    91.44 cm bust
    45.72 cm waist
    83.82 cm hips

    Boy, where did you get the weights and measures of my friend Razor Candi?
    http://razorcandi.net/wp-content/uploads/DSC08625-COM-600×476.jpg

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