You might remember artist Nickolay Lamm for his work removing doll's makeup to show that they looked just as lovely without that extra layer. He also created a "normal"-sized Barbie, made to show us more realistic proportions of American women. He transferred CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to make the 3-D model, then used photoshop to liken the doll to a Barbie. "If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well," says Lamm. "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?"
Our sentiments exactly, Mr. Lamm. The "real-life" Barbie looks damn fine to me. She's got a nice butt and generally looks healthier, IMHO. We're waiting to see her on shelves, Mattel. [Insert impatient foot-tapping noise here.]
Source: The Huffington Post
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