The ‘Normal’ Barbie Is Becoming A Reality: Would You Buy One?

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  • An artist created a doll based on the measurements of the average 19-year-old woman

    We’ve all heard the stats about Barbie’s measurements. Her waist is so tiny and her head is so large that she wouldn’t be able to walk upright if she was a real woman.

    Plus, she wouldn’t have any room for bones inside those miniscule arms – or be able to balance on her child-size feet.

    Not exactly the best message to send to kids…

    So artist Nickolay Lamm decided it was time someone created a doll that represents a real woman’s body.

    Last summer, he introduced his digital representations of what Barbie would look like if she had the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman. He said he ‘wanted to show that average is beautiful.’

    Lamm was overwhelmed by the public’s response to his designs. ‘A lot of kids and parents were asking me, where can I buy a doll like this?’ he said.

    He made it his mission to actually create a real version of the ‘normal’ Barbie.

    Lamm started a fundraising project
    you think? Would you buy a ‘normal’ Lammily doll – or do you think Barbie looks just fine the way she is?

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