Friday 23 March 2018

Barbie created with average woman’s measurements

Photo: Nickolay Lamm
Photo: Nickolay Lamm
Photo: Nickolay Lamm
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A BARBIE has been created with the measurements of an average US woman.

The children’s toy has often been criticised for offering an unrealistic body image.

Nickolay Lamm of created the 3d Barbie based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old American woman.

He said: "If we criticise skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well.

"Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good in the pictures I produced.

“So, 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?"

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