Barbie Syndrome

Although it sounds ridiculous a particular Barbie released in 1965 kick started ‘Barbie Syndrome’ The Slumber party Barbie designed for children shockingly came with a barbie sized book titled ‘how to loose weight’ with ‘don’t eat’ on the back cover.


Barbie Syndrome is the desire to have an appearance or lifestyle exactly like Barbie. Even though the doll has unobtainable body proportions women and girls often seek ways to become a real life Barbie representative. 

There are several women who are living proof of Barbie Syndrome, one being Valeria Lukyanova and Olga Oleynik. 




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