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These Overly Voluptuous Venezuelan Mannequins Are Kind Of Ridiculous

The curvaceous plastic ladies feature enlarged busts, elongated legs, and super-slim waists.

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This is what the mannequins in Venezuela look like.

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The mannequins have very long legs, super-slim waistlines and breasts approximately the size of volleyballs.

Alvarez apparently started making the shapely mannequins after the "simple observation" that normal mannequins didn't reflect the body shape that many women in Venezuela were now having surgery to achieve.

One shop owner who uses the mannequins says she has "lots of clients that come here and say, ‘I want to look like that mannequin.'" She apparently responds by saying, "O.K., then get an operation.”

Another woman who works with Alvarez said: “You see a woman like this and you say, ‘Wow, I want to look like her,’" and notes that she does one day want to get plastic surgery as it "gives you better self-esteem.”

This video from the New York Times gives a closer look into how the mannequins are reflective of Venezuela's views of body image and beauty standards.

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