1. If Barbie were an average young woman, she’d look very different from the toy so many girls grew up with.
3. The project started last year, when Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist, designed images of what he called “Normal Barbie” in an attempt to make the doll reflective of real bodies.
After Lamm’s original designs went viral, he worked on building other dolls with average proportions.
4. He used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and then molded them to a 3D model of Barbie.
8. “I’ll build new clothes and accessories after this crowdfunding,” Lamm told BuzzFeed. “My plan is for Lammily to come in different ethnicities and body shapes. But all future body shapes will be of healthy typical women.”
9. “I want to show that average is beautiful,” says Lamm.
“I’ve been working really hard to make the doll a reality,” Lamm says in his fundraising video. “‘Lammily’ promotes a healthy lifestyle.”
13. He plans to market the doll to kids without mentioning its body type. “Very few kids are concerned about body image like parents are. It would be like me trying to feed them broccoli.”
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