'Average is beautiful' doll portrays normal-size proportions

'Average is beautiful' doll portrays normal-size proportions

'Average is beautiful' doll portrays normal-size proportions

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by ABC News

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

(ABC13) -- After getting a glimpse of what a Barbie with normal sized proportions would look like, many people wanted to buy it. The only problem was that the doll didn't exist.

Nickolay Lamm, the artist and researcher who created the photos, decided to do something about it.



Lamm launched an online crowdfunding campaign to create the Lammily Doll, modeled after his 'Normal Barbie' designs.

Lammily needs $95,000 from the public to get the green light for production, but has already nearly met the goal. Once created, Lamm hopes she is an alternative to parents and children looking to celebrate a healthy body image.

The Lammily doll is a brunette and wears minimal makeup. She also has a modern design that allows her wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles to move.

Recently, Barbie made headlines after her creators at Mattel defended her impossible curves. Mattel's vice president of design for Barbie said their intentions were not to create a realistic doll.

"She was designed for girls to easily dress and undress," Mattel's vice president of design Kim Culmone said.

 

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