Half of 6-Year-Old Brit Girls Wish They Were Skinnier In study, 50% would like to be 3 sizes skinnier for popularity By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff Posted Feb 22, 2010 12:56 PM CST 7 comments Comments Why is this girl unhappy? (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Half of the 6-year-old girls in Britain would like to be a lot skinnier than they are. That’s the conclusion of a Cambridge study that asked the pint-size participants to choose an ideal body from digitally altered photographs of themselves. Fifty percent went with the skinniest image, which was three sizes smaller than their actual body. Many said that having a tinier frame would make them more popular, reports the Telegraph.