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Barbie gets a makeover

Designer reveals 'realistic' looking version of the famous doll.

By Kim Anne Jul 12, 2013 5:20PM

Barbie has a new figure.

Photo: Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com/Rex FeaturesAfter years of criticism flying around the universe about the unrealistic proportions of Barbie, a non-Mattel-endorsed Barbie has been designed based off of real measurements taken from an actual 19-year-old American girl.

Photo: Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com/Rex FeaturesAccording to Time.com, the new doll was created by Designed by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based artist Nickolay Lamm, and shows a shocking difference from the original Barbie. “If Barbie looks good as an average woman and even there’s a small chance of Barbie influencing young girls, why can’t we come out with an average sized doll?” Lamm tells TIME of the idea behind the new doll. “Average is beautiful.”Living style: Plus size models
Photo: Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com/Rex Features
When the Barbie was originally created 63 years ago, she had a seriously tiny figure, measuring in with a 36-inch bust line paired and a tiny 18-inch waist, hardly the measurements of the average woman.Living style: Perfect vacation outfits
Photo: Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com/Rex Features
This isn’t the first time that Lamm has debuted a more realistic version of the doll. He also photoshopped an image which shows Barbie without any makeup.

Tell us: Do you like the idea of a more realistic Barbie?

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Photo: Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com/Rex Features

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Jul 14, 2013 3:09AM
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I like the old one. No its not realistic... But folks, its a freaking doll. 
Jul 12, 2013 10:58PM
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since when people has a big but like dat?...and average is beautiful...being average mean...you don't have to go to the extreme...average means...it's you...average means...everyone looks like that without they trying that much.... @MagicAlly
Jul 12, 2013 8:41PM
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Its a doll. If you think your daughters will feel inferior then don't buy them one. I grew up with Barbie dolls and never worried about my size or weight. If you as a parent say you're fat than your kids will copy that attitude. Its more of a healthy attitude towards your self than the desire to be a size 0. Marilyn Monroe was a size 14 and the sexist woman in pin up history. Take a clue from that.
Jul 12, 2013 8:40PM
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 I bet Mattel won't make any doll that looks average, Barbie dosen't have nipples ( although the very first Barbies did).....
Jul 12, 2013 7:12PM
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"average is beautiful" - way to swing for the fences on that one. pussification of america.
Jul 12, 2013 6:53PM
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New one has too big of feet and is fat
Jul 12, 2013 6:24PM
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new one looks a whole lot sexier. sorry if that sounds weird per say but I think it is better. might help people with low self esteem
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