Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Plus size Barbie

At some stage we've all wanted to be made into a Barbie doll and for plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham that dream has just come true.

Barbie manufacturer Mattel has revealed the new doll based entirely on the model in an effort to represent women of all sizes. Just this year the brand also revealed petite, tall and curvy body types in January. And with this latest news it a step in the right direction.

Graham is hopeful that this change will help to encourage body acceptance among young girls today; "Now every girl does look like Barbie," said the model, "It's not an unattainable thing. Now, they can say, 'That's my Barbie. I look like that one."

But the doll couldn't be made without one specification that the company just had to fulfil. 

"She had to have her thighs touch," the model told The Hollywood Reporter. "No ands, ifs or buts about it. And I asked for cellulite but obviously plastic and cellulite don't go hand in hand. It was important that the Barbie resembled me as much as possible. The thighs touching was one way to show young girls that its OK for your thighs to touch, despite society saying that a 'thigh gap' is more beautiful."

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