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Artist Shows What Barbie Would Look Like As an Average Woman


We’ve all heard the talk that Barbie is not representative of real women. But what if she was?

Artist Nickolay Lamm decided to see for himself by creating a doll based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old woman. Then, using the magic of Photoshop, he made his doll look like Barbie.

Lamm explained his motivation by saying:

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. 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?”

That seems like a pretty good question to us.

Check out some of the images of Lamm’s Barbie below, next to regular Barbie and judge for yourself:


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