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    Here Are 16 Things You Might Not Have Known About Barbie's Backstory

    Did you know she is actually from the Midwest?

    1. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

    2. She is also a Pisces. Her official birthday is March 9, 1959.

    3. She isn't from Malibu — she is actually from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin.

    4. Barbie is from a pretty big family. Over the years, she has had seven siblings: Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea, Krissy, Kelly, Tutti, and Todd.

    5. And two cousins: Francie and Jazzie.

    6. Ken is two years and two days younger than Barbie (his official birthday is March 11, 1961). Also, his full name is Ken Carson.

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    7. Barbie's first pet wasn't a dog or a cat, it was actually a horse named Dancer.

    8. She has her own signature color, Barbie Pink (PMS 219).

    9. And her own lifestyle Insta account, which has over 1.7 million followers.

    10. Barbie's first home was actually a very Mad Men-esque studio apartment.

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    11. Also, her first car wasn't a Corvette, it was actually a 1962 Austin Healy.

    12. Barbie has never officially married Ken. She has also never been pregnant.

    13. Her BFF Midge is married (to Ken's best friend, Alan) and has been pregnant.

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    14. Barbie has been best friends with Midge since 1963.

    15. In 2004, Barbie broke up with Ken and began dating an Australian surfer named Blaine.

    16. But on Valentine's Day 2011, Ken and Barbie got back together! She made it very official by posting it on her Facebook!

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