Artist Creates a “Normal” Barbie With Acne, Bruises and Stretch Marks


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The iconic Barbie doll has received a lot of criticism for teaching kids to aspire to unrealistic body types, so digital artist and design Nickolay Lamm decided to create a “normal barbie” named Lammily. This doll has the realistic body proportions of a 19-year-old girl, and can have tattoos, warts, acne, stretchmarks, and other realistic skin flaws.

A sticker pack that comes with the doll allows kids to apply all the sorts of skin imperfections that real people have, teaching kids that they don’t have to aspire to or value the unrealistic body images promoted by Barbie or Ken dolls. And, judging by the reactions of the 2nd-graders Lamm showed his doll to, the message has been received with open arms!

Lamm told Huffpost that he “wanted to show that average is beautiful and that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards. And I feel Barbie kind of symbolizes that.

“Normal Barbie” has the average body shape of a 19-year-old girl

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Just like a real girl, she can get acne, bruises, and other body marks, all included in Lammily’s sticker pack

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Lammily with some stretch mark stickers on her belly

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“Normal Barbie” with a cellulite sticker on her leg

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Lammily loves sports, but she can get bruised just like we do

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This doll encourages young girls to love their bodies

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Lammily Barbie with freckle stickers on her cheeks

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She has flexible limbs, realistic fingers and toes, and free-standing feet, allowing kids to involve her in sports that they couldn’t involve the classic Barbie doll in

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Here she is with tattoo stickers

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“Normal Barbie” with her arm in a cast – yes, she can get hurt too!

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Lammily blushes when she’s been caught eating all the cookies

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A pack of Lammily Marks

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Compare the traditional Barbie doll on the left to Lamm’s first realistically proportioned doll model on the right

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  1. Sad world we live in where not giving a shit about your body or mental health and looking like shit is considered normal. It takes so little effort to look good but most people are too lazy for that shit too. The point of toys isn’t to give some allegedly ‘normal’ shit but interesting and good shit. Remember the good old days playing with my rusted out fucked up Vauxhall Corsa toy…. wait…

    -Article NOT approved by hobby bodybuilder, humanitarian, person using logic and Dr. Janoy Cresva M.D.

    1. Sad world we live in when people have to use foul language to respond to an article. Doesn’t take that much more effort to speak intelligently without cussing every other word.

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