OMG You Won't Believe What Mannequins Look Like In Venezuela 17/01/2014 1/7 Alvarez who is one of the manufacturers 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. 2/7 Another woman says about the mannequins “You see a woman like this and you say, ‘Wow, I want to look like her.’” She says that one day she wants to get plastic surgery as "it gives you better self-esteem." 3/7 And shop owners report an increase in sales since they started using mannequins with very long legs, super-slim waistlines and extremely large breasts. 4/7 She apparently responds by saying "O.K., then get an operation." 5/7 While the mannequins have proved popular, the reaction of women who encounter them is sad but perhaps unsurprising. 6/7 It is said to reflect the desired female form in Venezuela. 7/7 This is what mannequins in Venezuela look like. The below video from the New York Times gives an insight into how the mannequins are reflective of Venezuela's views of body image and beauty standards. WARNING graphic images might offend and are not suitable for all audiences. Win Be in to win with Cookie Time Christmas! Can you guess how many cookies are in the cookie jar? Win See John Legend LIVE in Chicago Win a trip for two people to see John Legend live in Chicago this Christmas! Check Out More Marlborough Event Guide Nelson Ocean Vine Hop Christchurch Win a VIP Package to Through the Valley Festival 2019! Waikato More FM presents The Hamilton CBD Corporate Curling Cup 2018 Southland Win Cash with WasteNet Southland's Frightful Recyclers Christchurch Win a VIP Girls Day Out to South Island Wine & Foods Wellington A Very Welly Christmas 2018 Northland Annie! Northland More FM Star Search 2018!