“Normal Barbie” Has The Realistic Body Proportions Of A 19-Year-Old, Acne, Cellulite And Stretch Marks
Digital artist and designer Nickolay Lamm once asked himself, “What if fashion dolls were made using standard human body proportions?” That’s why he created Lammily the “Normal Barbie,” which completely contradicts the classical Barbie doll. She has the realistic proportions of an average American 19-year old girl and all of the beautiful perfections and imperfections of a typical young woman.
The “Normal Barbie” pack, the first exclusive edition of which is already available (see the links below), features a collection of stickers that include tattoos, cellulite, scratches, stretch marks, acne, mosquito bites, and other things that most real people actually get over the course of their lives. This encourages young girls and boys to love who they are and avoid unrealistic beauty expectations.
When asked by Huffpost about his inspiration, he replied: “Barbie is a very iconic figure, so I figured it would be very fitting to create an average Barbie. And I also wanted to show that average is beautiful and that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards. And I feel Barbie kind of symbolizes that.”
Don’t miss the video below of 2nd graders’ reactions upon seeing Lammily for the first time – they simply fell in love with her!
More info: lamily.com | nickolaylamm.com (h/t: huffpost)
Lammily is the “Normal Barbie,” with the body proportions of a 19-year-old
Just like a real girl, she can get acne, bruises, and other body marks which are included in Lammily’s sticker pack
Lammily with stretch marks stickers on her belly
“Normal Barbie” with a cellulite sticker on her legs.
Lammily loves sports, but gets some bruises sometimes, just like a real person
Lammily encourages young girls to love their bodies no matter what they are or what they will be in the future
Lammily Barbie with freckles sticker on her cheeks.
Lammily features flexible limbs, realistic fingers and toes, and feet that stand solidly on the ground, allowing kids to get her involved in sporty activities more than they could with a classical Barbie doll
Lammily with tattoo stickers
“Normal Barbie” with her arm in a cast – yes, people can get hurt
Lammily blushes when found eating all the cookies
Pack of Lammily Marks
A comparison of a traditional Barbie doll on the left and the first model of Lamm’s realistically proportioned doll on the right
Love this doll! I had stretch marks on my stomach and breasts when I was nineteen. It’s completely normal and doesn’t have to be associated with pregnancy.
Stupid PC crap.
I think it’s great to have a doll that has realistic proportions and that comes with stickers with skin issues every girl has. However, showing little girls that tattoos are a “norm” is misleading. I have tattoos that I got at 18 and I wish I hadn’t, which is more of a normalcy with my peer group than being proud of them. Also, stretch marks are very common but putting them on a 19year olds stomach seems like it’s promoting teen pregnancy, also not something I am against, but it shouldn’t be something encouraged. I don’t know any woman that hasn’t had a child who has dark stretch marks solely around her belly button, so it’s not from weight fluctuation.
promoting teen pregnancy? Stretch marks are from weight fluctuation which (yes) does happen in pregnancy, but also puberty, other weight gain/loss etc.
I had stretch marks on my stomach and breasts when I was nineteen. Completely normal. I don’t think stretch marks automatically imply pregnancy.