Charles Sykes/Invision/AP; inset: Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com
Demi Lovato has something to celebrate. Last month, the singer directed a string of Tweets at Barbie’s official handle expressing her concerns about the iconic doll’s unrealistic body type and urging Mattel to create a curvier model. And someone was listening.
No, you can’t go to Toys “R” Us and buy a Barbie with a booty yet, but artist Nickolay Lamm has given the doll a real life makeover.
Using CDC measurements of the average 19-year-old woman, Lamm’s real-life barbie cuts a curvier figure, is shorter in stature and has flat feet (because even Barbie should be able to rock a cute pair of ballet flats!).
Courtesy Demi Lovato Twitter
“Can I also say, that… That new @barbie’s got BACK!!!!! Hahahaha #bootybootybootyboottrockineverywhere” Lovato added of the doll’s transformation.
The one thing missing from the star’s ideal curvy barbie? Cellulite.
“1 of my biggest dreams, having collected Barbies since I was a kid, is to have my own Barbie BUT with my actual body type.. Weight & height,” she Tweeted last month, adding, “Also, Barbie should make dolls with cellulite!!! Hahaha!!! After all, around 95% of ALL women have it!!!”
Tell us: What do you think of the “real woman” Barbie? Should Mattel introduce the new model?