Average Barbie? YES, PLEASE.

Two words to share after reading this article (‘Normal’ Barbie By Nickolay Lamm Shows Us What Mattel Dolls Might Look Like If Based On Actual Women) on Huffington Post.


I would buy these in a heartbeat. From the age of about three, little girls define beauty generally by two women: their moms and Barbies. Why doesn’t Mattel create a more average-looking Barbie? We all know real-life Barbie proportions are next to impossible and, more important, dangerous.

So why not turn these prototypes into real products?

We live in a world where thin is glorified, fat is shamed and yet eating disorders run rampant (both extremes). Seems to me an average-looking Barbie could be enormously beneficial to young girls: normalizing health and wellness, not praising or bashing either extreme.

Mattel, are you listening?

How about you? Would you buy one of Lamm’s Barbies if made into a real product?


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