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Life-sized Barbie: To Raise Awareness About Eating Disorders

by Sheela Philomena on April 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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 Life-sized Barbie: To Raise Awareness About Eating Disorders

College student Galia Slayen, a former anorexia sufferer, has created a life-sized barbie and use it as a means to battle eating disorders. Life-sized barbie had shocking dimensions - 6 feet tall with a 39-inch bust, 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips.

Galia Slayen, who made the model, revealed that a real woman with the same dimensions would weigh just 110lb, giving her a BMI of 16.24 - a figure associated with eating disorders.

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"If Barbie were an actual woman, she would be 5ft 9in tall, have a 39in bust, an 18in waist, 33in hips and a size 3 shoe. She likely would not menstruate... she'd have to walk on all fours due to her proportions," The Daily Mail quoted Slayen as telling the Huffington Post.

The giant Barbie, made from chicken wire and papier mache, is now on show at Hamilton College, Oregon, where Slayen is a student, as part of its National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW).

Source: ANI
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