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.

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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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