Average Barbie Debuts

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Barbie’s gotten a lot of flack over the years for promoting unrealistic views of beauty, and now concerned consumers have been given an alternative.

Barbie’s gotten a lot of flack over the years for promoting unrealistic views of beauty, and now concerned consumers have been given an alternative.

Meet average Barbie, a doll fashioned to represent the everyday Jane, realistic body weight, facial features and all.

It was not introduced by Mattel, makers of the official Barbie, but by artist Nickolay Lamm.

He’s named his version Lammily, and she’s available via a crowdsource funding effort on the Lammily.com website.

Over the years, studies have shown that if she were a person, due to her exaggerated proportions Barbie wouldn’t be able to walk upright or accommodate all of the organs necessary to sustain life.

She’d have to carry most of her intestines and over half of her liver in her handbag. Further, there’s no way her neck could support her head.

Not Lammily, who was both designed and executed based on real world body measurements and types.

Lammily is also lower maintenance, with minimal make-up, a practical hairstyle, and comfortable-looking, sporty clothes.

In order to make her a reality, Lamm needs to raise 95 thousand dollars. Giving 17 dollars toward the effort will score supporters one of the dolls.

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