The doll that everyone has been waiting for is finally here; stretch marks, cellulite, acne, and all.
The Lammily doll, also known as the ‘Normal Barbie,’ was created by Pittsburgh graphic designer Nickolay Lamm to show that “reality can be beautiful.”
The doll, which is now on sale online for approximately $25, sports no makeup, has brown hair, and is heavier around the midsection. The body, Lamm said, is proportional to an average 19-year-old woman, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“I feel not only kids, but we as adults try to escape reality watching movies, playing video games and being on our phones all the time,” Lamm said. “But I wanted to show that life is beautiful and reality is all we have.”
On January 18, a sticker expansion pack, costing $5.99, will be available for purchase. The pack includes 38 stickers, called Lammily marks, include cellulite, stretch marks, freckles, acne, glasses, temporary tattoo, scratches, bruises, cast, mosquito bites and dirt stains.
Meet Lammily: the average doll that wants to change the way girls think about their bodies http://t.co/Nj27rwTSJk pic.twitter.com/0gNgg9GmPG
— Marie Claire (@marieclaireau) November 19, 2014
Lamm explained that he faced many insecurities as a teenager which helped inspire him to create the doll.
“Back in high school, I thought I was short for a guy at 5-5, so I starved myself and exercised to exhaustion to have a set of six-pack abs,” he said. ” I looked and felt terrible. I thought a lot about how everyone’s body is different, but we measure ourselves with one standard.”
Lamm said he wants young girls to “think more about what they love and what they do and not as much as how they look. So if they have a doll that looks like everyone else, they won’t have to focus on looks so much.”
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