Have you ever wondered if Barbie was real – what she would be like? *sigh* I have a total love – hate relationship with Barbie. Before I had kids,
What if Barbie was a real person?I swore if I had a daughter that she wouldn’t play with her. Barbie represent everything that I loathe about beauty. The idea that someone has to be tall, blonde, thin with big boobs slays me. Why would I let my daughter play with such a toy?
And then I had a daughter – an EXTREMELY girly daughter at that. I remember the first Barbie doll she received when she was 2. It was actually a Disney Princess doll the size of a Barbie.
Okay, that’s fine, it will pass. And then she turned 3 and it was if that was the default birthday gift for the next 7 years of her life.
My daughter recently turned 10 years old. She received 3 Barbies for her birthday.
She loves the doll and I made an agreement with myself that she could play with Barbies and I might actually buy her some (how cool is Photo Fashion Barbie!) if I constantly reminded her that Barbie is fine as a doll, but like cartoons is totally fake. So for the last 7 years, that’s what I’ve done. Check out these details in regards to if Barbie were real…
If Barbie Was Real
Recently the internet has dissected the plastic doll and figured out exactly how fake Barbie really is. Check out these details if Barbie were actually a real person.
Barbie Real Life Dimensions
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 would weigh 110 lbs and her BMI would be 16.24.
Huffington Post pulled these stats together also with the photo showing what a real life Barbie would look like.
Barbie Without Makeup
Oh Barbie without makeup – you look so refreshing.
More Interesting Barbie Fact
- There are two Barbie dolls sold every second in the world.
- The target market for Barbie doll sales is young girls ages 3-12 years of age.
- A girl usually has her first Barbie by age 3, and collects a total of seven dolls during her childhood.
- Over a billion dollars worth of Barbie dolls and accessories were sold in 1993, making this doll big business and one of the top 10 toys sold.
- Barbie fits 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.
- Slumber Party Barbie was introduced in 1965 and came with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs with a book entitled “How to Lose Weight” with directions inside stating simply “Don’t eat.”
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.