What if Barbie had the body of an average 19-year-old American woman? What would she look like? Everyone knows that she would be very different, but how different? You be the judge. Check out this model created by Nickolay Lamm.
The artist who works at MyDeals.com explains that the doll he created is beautiful and has the potential to have a dramatically positive impact on young girls.
"If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well. Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good," the artist told Huffington Post.
Lamm also wonders why toy companies continue to push an unrealistic and dangerous body image on young children.
"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?"
Source: Huffington Post
Finally a doll that has flat feet and a proportional hip-waist ratio! One small step for Barbie, a giant step for body-image.
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