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Barbie goes au naturel

The famous blonde doll sheds her plastic perfection and steps out sans makeup.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Apr 5, 2013 8:10PM

Courtesy of Eddi Aguirre, http://www.behance.net/eddiac For the first time, Barbie has been seen without her usual flawless face, smooth hair and Technicolor makeup. Graphic designer Eddi Aguirre posted a digitally altered photo of the blonde doll on Imgur with the caption, “No one is perfect,” reports the Daily Mail.

The altered image portrays the long-criticized icon with freckles, undereye circles, frizzy hair, oily skin, yellow teeth and braces.

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Responses to Barbie’s natural look have been met with mixed emotions.

“A doll with an incredibly sick look? Like she's got an awful hangover or renal failure? Which child would want it?” wrote one commenter on Imgur.

Another woman commented, “I wish they could have shown me this when I was a kid... I always thought Barbie was so perfect. Maybe I'd be less self-conscious without makeup if I'd seen this earlier!”

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Fran Walfish, a child and family therapist based in Beverly Hills, Calif., told Yahoo, “Barbie with braces and acne looks very much like the type of women and girls who come into my practice. Perhaps this new image is a good thing.”

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Photo: Courtesy of Eddi Aguirre

76Comments
Apr 12, 2013 2:49PM
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Everybody gets a trophy and a diploma!  Enough of confusing fantasyland and real life. Get real. Would you buy banged up old toy cars for your son? How about motivating your kids to go on welfare rather than get an education and a career?  This is a toy and if you are not teaching your child the difference, you are doing them a huge disservice........
Apr 12, 2013 5:05AM
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She would be fabulous if you took the red from around her eyes!
Apr 12, 2013 3:58AM
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Instead of doing an au naturale on Barbie, why not just start telling all the beauty magazine and celebrities to not use any type of make up or air brushing on spreads and covers? Barbie is a doll but celebrities and Hollywood should be ashamed of themselves for creating a "perfect look" and generations of insecure girls. The perfect look should be a healthy unaltered look. :)  
Apr 11, 2013 9:51PM
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introducing the new crystal meth Barbie.
Apr 9, 2013 4:01PM
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Making Barbie look like a nasty, rundown, mother of six after a night spent with a bottle of Jack is not the way to teach kids about 'real women' or proper body image, this is just a ploy to sell more products.

 

 Big Business wants young women to feel that if they don't buy all those beauty products and makeup, they would look like a nasty, rundown, mother of six after a night spent with a bottle of Jack!  Wow and our kids would believe it if we dont teach them differently!!!

Apr 9, 2013 3:29AM
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looks like Barbie is well on her way to being a crystal meth addict!
Apr 9, 2013 12:20AM
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