Artist Creates Barbie Doll Based On Real Woman's Proportions. The Difference Is Uncanny!

Can average be beautiful?

Growing up, you wanted to have her, play with her, even look alike. Maybe you still secretly dream of her modelesque figure and carefree lifestyle, where running around in swimsuits surrounded by muscular men is a daily routine. Yup, Barbie is, arguably, the most famous toy in the industry.

But could Barbie possibly exist in the real world?

Artist Nickolay Lamm answers: no. He created a 3D printed model based on average American 19-year-old woman. The difference between his model and the mass-production Barbie doll was shocking!

Artist Nickolay Lamm created a 3D printed model of an average American woman.

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The difference between his model and the original doll was shocking.

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Starting with heights, mass-production Barbie is 5 inches taller than an average 19-year-old.

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Barbie's impossible 16-inch waist is actually smaller than her head.

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Lamm says, he wanted to show that average IS beautiful and toy industry should take that into account.

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Based on her disproportionate figure, real-life Barbie would be forced to walk on all fours!

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Which one would you buy?

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Something to ponder about, right? (cover image: Katie Halchishick) Images via Nickolay Lamm.