Much to my surprise, real-life Barbie does not look like a Real Housewives of Orange County casting reject. The above picture is the creation of college student Galia Slayen, who mimicked Barbie’s proportions into a life size version in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. THIS. IS. AWESOME.
Slayen is holding up a mirror to the ridiculous body standards society (and Mattel) have embraced, AND she’s making what we interpret to be a pretty girl into something highly undesirable. Both are no doubt pleasing to women everywhere!
Let’s just hope she doesn’t set her sights on re-creating the Cabbage Patch Doll. Those are terrifying enough in their current sizes.