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Why Is Demi Lovato Tweeting About Barbie's Butt?

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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!).

Lovato, who’s an advocate for young women with eating disorders, shared a photo of Lamm’s prototype on Twitter, to the delight of her 15 million plus followers.

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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?

–Brittany Talarico