Barbie Recreated To Reflect Average American, Looks Great (Duh)

You might remember artist Nickolay Lamm for his work removing doll's makeup to show that they looked just as lovely without that extra layer. Now, as promised, he's created a "normal"-sized Barbie, made to show us more realistic proportions of American women. He transferred CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to make the 3-D model, then used photoshop to liken the doll to a Barbie. "If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well," says Lamm. "If there's even a small chance of Barbie in its present form negatively influencing girls, and if Barbie looks good as an average-sized woman in America, what's stopping Mattel from making one?"

Our sentiments exactly, Mr. Lamm. The "real-life" Barbie looks damn fine to me. She's got a nice butt and generally looks healthier, IMHO. We're waiting to see her on shelves, Mattel. [Insert impatient foot-tapping noise here.]

Source: The Huffington Post

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