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Is a Barbie Body Possible?

Is a



Barbie



Body Possible?





Our photo-realistic rendering shows just how

bizarre a life-sized Barbie would actually look, and

uncovers the impossible physical proportions

of the doll idolized as perfection by so many.





Barbie vs. Average



Barbie US Average



Head 22" 20"



Neck 9" 15"



Bust 32" 35"



Biceps 7" 13"



Forearms 6" 11"



Wrist 3.5" 6.5"



Waist 16" 35"



Hips 29" 40"



Thigh 16" 25"



Calf 11" 16"



Ankle 6" 9"



(Based on an average heightof 5'7")

(US average ages 18-25)





Barbie



Up Close





Neck



With a neck twice as

long and six inches

thinner than the aver-

age woman, Barbie

would be incapable

of lifting her head.





Waist



With a 16 inch waist (smaller

than her head) Barbie only

has room for half a liver and

a few inches of intestine.





Waist-Hip Ratio



Barbie has a waist-hip ratio of 0.56 - That

means her waist measurement is exactly

56 percent of her hip circumference.

The average woman has a WHR of 0.80.





Wrists



Don't ask Barbie to do

any heavy lifting. With

3.5 inch wrists she

legs would be completely

incapable.

Barbie's legs are 50%

longer than her arms.

The average woman's

legs are only 20%

longer. They're also Feet

much thinner, at only

16 inches of girth. With 6 inch ankles, a

child's size 3 foot, and top

heavy weight distribution,

Barbie would have to

walk on all fours.





Impossible Barbie



Probability of finding an equivalent measurement in the general population.



1 in 2

Neck

1 in 8

Anorexics

1 in 4,356,203,065

Models



1 in 34 Barbie



Chest 1 in 3



1 in 13 Control Group





1 in 14



Upper Arm 1 in 7



1 in 6,758





1 in 9 Example:

Forearm

1 in 18,712 The probability of picking a woman

randomly from the population with

a neck measurement equivalent to

1 in 9 that of an anorexic woman is 1 in

12. The probability of picking a

Wrist 1 in 11 woman randomly from the popula-

tion with a neck measurement

1 in 164,942,740,127 equivalent to Barbie, is 1 in

4,356,203,065



1 in 4



Waist 1 in 5



1 in 2,478,756,621



-7 -6 -5 -4 -2 -1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Z-Score

(Number of Standard Deviations Away From The Average Woman)





1 in 5



Hips 1 in 5



1 in 638,531 Anorexics



Models

1 in 6

Barbie

Thigh 1 in 3



1 in 22,621 Control Group





1 in 3



Calf 1 in 3



1 in 642





1 in 20



Ankle 1 in 2



1 in 19,053,353





1 in 18





1 in 2

Waist - Hip

Ratio 1 in 2



1 in 3,331,259





1 in 18

Chest - Waist

Ratio 1 in 4



1 in Billion of Billions (Impossible Odds)





1 in 8

Chest - Hip

Ratio 1 in 2



1 in 6,280





-7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Z-Score

(Number of Standard Deviations Away From The Average Woman)

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