November 20, 2014 09:00 PM

What would Barbie look like if she were average?

According to artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm, she would be a brunette with a rounded face and a much thicker waist.

Lamm, 26, designed the Lammily doll to reflect typical measurements of a 19-year-old American woman using data from the Centers for Disease Control.

“I wanted to show that average is beautiful,” Lamm says in a video. “Lammily promotes realistic beauty standards.”

The doll was created thanks to a crowd-funding campaign launched March 5. Lamm says he has secured more than 13,621 backers who have pre-ordered over 19,000 dolls. Though he set out to raise $90,000, he told Time that he has already raised $500,000.

Clearly, his message resonated with people.

“The foundation of Lammily is built on being true to yourself in a world that pressures you to conform to standards,” Lamm wrote in a blog post.

The doll is available for $24.99 on Lamm’s website; an add-on sticker pack of pimples, stretch marks, moles and even tattoos costs $5.99.

While Lammily already has several outfit options available, Lamm hopes to expand the brand even further.

“In the future, I see the Lammily line including dolls of different ethnicities and different healthy body shapes,” he said in his post.

We’re now eagerly awaiting a Ken doll with a beer gut and chest hair.

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