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I dunno, I see women once in a while with swan necks so Barbie's doesn't seem that unrealistic to me.
Her waist-line does call for the rib removal.
Overall Barbie the Toy is obviously a fantasy, but the fantasy more in terms of proportions/elongation than in the total fat %. I dunno, I might not be making any sense here. It's basically means to me that losing weight will not achieve the more appealing body on an average figure. The average Barbnie will always look short and stocky compared to the genetically rare version.
I don't think the toy Barbie is actually realistic from a functional standpoint. Like your head would snap off with that skinny of a neck. I don't even think she represents "genetically gifted", she represents a toy made from a mold with plastic.
Which is a big part of the problem in this day and age- we even photoshop the genetically gifted into stylized images of a human body. Barbie's proportions...are not realistic- the world record smallest waist is 21", 3" smaller than her waist. Plus her neck is ridiculous.
So the comparison is a stylized toy to a toy with average proportions. No one has Barbies measurements. No one can look like Barbie. Just like no one can look like many magazine images, even the models themselves.