‘Normal Barbie’

What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman?

Enter ‘Normal Barbie’ by artist Nickolay Lamm who used the CDC measurements of an average 19 year old to create a 3-D model, which he photographed next to a standard Barbie doll.

The artist says:

“If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well,”…”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?”

‘Normal’ Barbie coming to a store near you?

(via Laura Goldberg/Good.is)

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