Pretty Barbie or Creepy Barbie?
This is really a bit creepy but Ukranian model Valeria Lukyanova has supposedly under gone numerous surgeries to look like a living barbie doll.
Now there is a lot of debate whether the pictures going around the internet have been heavily photoshopped or whether it is really real – we leave you to decide, but it certainly has stirred up a lot of debate on whether women are too pressurized by the media, and by society, to look a certain way.
Warning, the video is in Mandarin Chinese but there are English captions:
If nothing else, her Tumblr blog has a lot of rather interesting photos of her with and without the barbie makeup. But to look like the real Barbie, the Huffington Post once wrote that you need to have these measurements:
“If Barbie were an actual woman, she would be 5’9″ tall, have a 39″ bust, an 18″ waist, 33″ hips and a size 3 shoe. Barbie calls this a “full figure” and likes her weight at 110 lbs. Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for anorexia. She likely would not menstruate. If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions.”
Well we would have to agree there, she does look a little mutant!
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