Kim Kardashian could be a what people are calling a new version of the Barbie doll in 2014. Barbie has long been an unrealistic standard of what a woman’s body should look like. The star’s latest and most scandalous photo may very well be how women would prefer to look in 2014. It turns out most women not only love Kardashian’s display of her rear end in the photo seen above, they are also jealous!
Kardashian recently posed in a nude thong bathing suit for a photo-shoot she did in Thailand. Her large and fabulous booty was photographed hanging over the edge of a red row-boat on the beach. Everyone has seen the bodacious photo and most comments about it have been overwhelmingly positive.
Just today , the hosts of the show The Talk asked their viewers what they thought about the picture and if a woman with a new baby should be posing like this at all. Most of the show’s hosts believed Kardashian would still be the same woman since having a child. The viewers seemed mostly impressed with the photo and had nothing bad to say about it.
Miss Kardashian sure does have curves, she is what a lot of men dream of having by their side and a lot of women crave to have a body just as seductive. However, some women take the image of beauty too far.
Valeria Lukyanova is being called the “Human Barbie.” This 38-year-old woman is obsessed with wanting to look like Barbie so much, that she applies her eye make up to look like an anime character. Her waist is so small compared to her chest and hips which makes her look as though she is a real life doll. While Kardashian’s photo does make one’s eyes linger, the “Human Barbie” photos are just plain shocking. Not at all what one might call natural looking but insane body modifications such as this are definitely not something people would call a new thing.
Lukyanova’s image is proof of the strong impact the media can have on the mental health of young girls and of those people who cannot stop having surgeries to enhance their look or in some cases, completely ruin their natural beauty. Lukyanova claims she has only had one surgery, one to enhance her breast size, though people have a hard time believing this.
The younger generation’s obsession with thinness is of overwhelming concern. Parents will knowingly be happier when their young girls look in magazines at photos like Kardashian’s. Teenage girls can be proud of their curves instead of dreading them when all they see on the runways are women who look more like boys without many curves at all. It celebrates womanhood.
Lukyanova’s plastic appearance is so realistic to that of a doll, one might wonder if there is anything human of her left? Kardashian’s Bootylicious body is only shocking in a way people might wish they had similar assets of their own.
Kardashian has only admitted to having Botox injections however, people are not too sure a body like hers comes so naturally. There are rumors she has had butt implants, breast implants, and a nose job, but the star denies all of these new claims. At least the image in which she is giving off is one which celebrates the curves of a woman’s body. Kardashian does not try to make herself look like a replica of a plastic Barbie doll.
Opinion By Katie Sevigny