Imagine if Barbie, that iconic plastic ho (thanks, Urban Dictionary and pardon our Fench) became a “real” woman. What would she look like? A very relevant question, considering that there are 3 billion women on the planet who don’t look like Barbie.
If plastic Barbie would become a real woman, her head would have the same circumference as her waist, meaning she’d have room for only half a liver and a few inches of intestines, (as opposed to the usual 26 feet). The result: chronic diarrhea and death from malabsorption & malnutrition. In other words; Barbie’s figure is impossible to achieve!
Pennsylvania-based artist Nikolay Lamm created Lammily to show us what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of a real woman. His doll is a clear sign of a society that has a desire for real beauty. “The imperfect nature of it isn’t an issue. I feel it makes the doll more relatable.” says Lamm.
It is no longer about the perfect abs but about being confident and happy with yourself – a most welcome shift in the body related discourse if you ask us. It’s about time young kids, girls especially, get the chance to relate to more realistic role models.