Demi Lovato said early last month that she would absolutely love to see a realistically proportioned Barbie doll on the market, and her celebrity influence has clearly struck a chord with manufacturers ‘Mattel‘, who have updated the doll’s usual stick-insect figure.
The new curvaceous doll has less of a nipped-in waist, and lacks the huge thigh gap of previous models. It has older twins (if ya get what I mean) in the bra area, and more of a Kimmie-K butt. The company were inundated with responses from fans when Demi tweeted last month, “One of my biggest dreams, having collected Barbies since I was a kid, is to have my own Barbie but with my actual body type. Weight & height.”
Today she wrote: “Can I also say, that… That new
@barbie‘s got BACK!!!!! Hahahaha. #bootybootybootyboottrockineverywhere @barbie you are AWESOME! LOVE this!” So nice to see a more realistic and healthy sized doll on the toy shelf, in a market which is saturated in unattainable size 0 images.