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Is the Barbie doll's body shape normal?

Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
At 5′9” tall and weighing 110 lbs, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 which is considered severely underweight. Because of her ridiculous proportions (39” bust, 18” waist, 33” thighs and size 3 shoes!), if she was a real woman, she wouldn’t be able to walk upright – she would have to walk on all fours.

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