“Normal Barbie:” Realistic Dolls For Our Daughters

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Finally, a realistic doll that goes beyond gender stereotypes!

The doll aisle at the toy store is often limited to three options: Barbies who are too thin, babies who cry and wet themselves, or fashionista divas.

In comes “Average Barbie,” thanks to artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm – who hopes to make “Lammily” dolls a reality.


The “Lammily” doll is designed with articulated joints, feet, natural-looking makeup and a casual wardrobe featuring denim shorts, sneakers and athletic gear.


In a YouTube video, Lamm says that his initial research in body image went viral when he created a Barbie lookalike, with the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman.


Lamm says he then created “Lammily,” a “fun” doll that lives a “healthy lifestyle,” in hopes of showing that world that “average is beautiful.”

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He goes on to say that “Lammily” empowers girls to be “truly confident and proud of their own bodies.”

To see the evolution of “Lammily,” watch here…

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