But, to this point, it seems very few people actually considered what Barbie would look like with realistic proportions.
Enter Nickolay Lamm:
He's 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?"
Honestly, that's a fairly good lookin' doll. I mean, it's even got a butt that Sir Mix-A-Lot would love.
Well done, Mr. Lamm.
[h/t: Dangerous Minds]
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