College student Galia Slayen created this Life-Sized Barbie as a visual aid for her activism educating the public about eating disorders in young women. The figure stands almost six feet tall and has measurements of 39″ bust, 18″ waist, and 33″ hips.
From BarbieFest: “Barbie is wearing the actual skirt that Galia Slayen wore when she was a sized-zero cheerleader because Galia wanted to show the world some of the pain she felt as a result of her own struggle with eating disorders and the pressure to look perfect that she felt as a cheerleader.”
From her HuffPo article: “Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit 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.”