How To Be Confident | Why Barbie Isn't So Perfect?

Hello everyone:)
Today i will be sharing with you something i have recently found out about;) Today's post is part of the 'How To Be Confident With Yourself' series. I know many of my readers and followers probably would have felt insecure at some time in their life. That i why is began this series to try and help conquer this and make yourself more confident with who you are.
I remember when i was younger i loved Barbie. I know you probably did too. Barbie, incase for some weird reason you do not know, is a doll .Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel. I know many people who actually wanted to look like Barbie when they were 3 or 4. But more recently there has been a lot more thought into what Barbie would be like if infact she was a real person.
Now personally, i do not know exactly what i think of this. Part of me thinks that it is a doll and obviously the proportions are going to be a bit wrong but another part of me thinks that infact we should be made aware of the fact that Barbie is actually not 'perfection'.
Here are some facts about if Barbie was a real person
  • She would be 6’ 0”
  • Weigh 100 lbs.
  • Wear a size 4.
  • Her measurements would be 39”/21”/33” (The average American woman being 40”/34”/43”)
  • She would be to thin to menstruate.
  • She would not be able to hold up her back and neck.
  • Her waist would be the same circumference of her head.
  • Her hips would be wider then her shoulders.
  • She would weigh so little that she would have to be under constant hospital supervision to survive.
  • She would have to crawl on all fours because of the size of her legs and feet.
  • And, her waist would be so small that all of her organs would have to have been pushed up, down, or closer together, to fit, causing significant medical problems..



So, the point i am trying to make is that actually YOU ARE PERFECT JUST AS YOU ARE. There is no need for you to be comparing yourself to others or feeling sad about yourself because you don't think your as perfect as you want to be. Cheer up and be happy with who you are.
The best thing you can do is smile.

I hope you have enjoyed reading some slightly strange facts
about what Barbie would be like if she was infact real.
I hope you feel some what more confident in yourself now.
Lots of love
Lydia
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