This image shows a plus size model posing with a Barbie doll, marked with lines that one would typically see on a plastic surgery patient. This image depicts Cooley’s theory of the looking glass self, which states that individuals shape themselves based on how they appear to others. In general, people model because they are told they are attractive by societal standards. However, this model is holding a Barbie doll (which fits very well into Marcuse’s idea of culture industry and false needs) while posing with lines all over her body showing where her problem areas are. Society tells us that we need to look like a Barbie doll, so this model is showing the change she would make to be “approved” and accepted by society and look like the ideal woman (or a Barbie).