Barbie has been criticized for her unrealistic proportions that promotes an unhealthy idea of body image in girls. One artist has shown what Barbie would look like as the average 19-year-old girl and the results are surprising.

Artist Nickolay Lamm found that, scaled  up to human size, Barbie  dolls would have unrealistic measurements of 36-18-33,  compared with the typical 19-year-old girl's 32-31-33.

 

Measured up: Artist Nickolay Lamm of used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to create a 3-D model, which he photographed next to a standard Barbie doll

Barbie looks a lot more natural with these realistic measurements.

 

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