Here’s What a “Realistically Proportioned” Barbie Doll Would Look Like

Artist Nickolay Lamm photoshops a Barbie based on measurements of the average 19-year-old woman into existence.

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Whether you swooned over her brightly-colored getups or took pleasure in giving her a new ‘do (as in chopping off her long locks), Barbie was a toy we were all-too-familiar with as a child. And though we all understand now that her too-narrow hips, pencil-thin neck, and nearly-nonexistent ankles are totally unrealistic, Mattel’s most infamous plastic creation is part of a culture that promotes the impossible standards for women.

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Enter digital artist Nickolay Lamm, who has shown the world (or at least the Internet) what a “realistically proportioned” Barbie would look like. After crafting a 3D model based on CDC measurements of the average 19-year-old woman, he photoshopped it to resemble the blond-haired, blue-eyed doll we love to hate. And she actually looks, well, pretty darn good.

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In an interview with the Huffington Post, Lamm posed the question, “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?”

Only one? How about hundreds, in a variety of hair colors, skin tones, and styles.

Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.

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20 thoughts on “Here’s What a “Realistically Proportioned” Barbie Doll Would Look Like

  1. The realistically proportioned Barbie doll that is shared here on the webpage is so beautiful. I have never seen or heard about the human sized realistically proportioned Barbie dolls. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  2. Barbie one of the famous doll. I read that Barbie was a real woman it is grate to make a live in the customer business world. she'd be forced to walk with the people. nice post . The dolls good and new features make its marketing grow day by day.

  3. Thanks for encouraging information you have shared with us through this post. It is really productive, explanatory and useful. The efforts are highly appreciative you made here to sharing this wonderful post. Hope that you will come with more useful articles in future. Thanks for fruitful sharing

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