By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Barbie's mythical proportions have been called into question for awhile now, and Pittsburgh-based artist Nickolay Lamm is finally taking action to do something about it. This past summer, Lamm created a doll he called "Normal Barbie," and his creation soon went viral. Lamm's doll received so much support that he's now launched a campaign to fund production of Lammily.
Lamm created Lammily by molding the CDC's measurements for an average 19-year-old female to a 3-D model of a Barbie doll. He hopes his doll, who wears very light makeup and is dressed with "striking simplicity," promotes a healthy lifestyle and realistic beauty standards. It remains to be seen if kids will take to a version of Barbie with such realistic proportions, but as someone who despised the fact that Barbie couldn't stand on her own due to her feet molded into the shape of high heels and top-heaviness, the Lammily doll would have been a welcome addition to my collection as a child. You can help back the project right here.