WASHINGTON – An Anti-Barbie doll with a short and brunette look of an average body shape with a given cellulite and acne is launched in US, PakistanTribe learnt from international news agency AFP.
The brainchild of 26-year-old graphic designer Nickolay Lamm, the ‘Lammily’ doll will begin shipping next week with the sales pitch that “average is beautiful.”
Lamm told the news agency that he came up with the idea after searching for a doll to buy as a gift and discovering that “all the dolls looked like supermodels.”
“There s nothing wrong with being a supermodel but I just had the impression that the wall of supermodels suggests that something is wrong with you if you don t look like one,” Lamm explained. “I created an alternative to suggest that it s okay to not look like a supermodel, it s okay to look like a normal person.”
Lamm based the physique of his doll from statistics provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calculating that the “average” 19-year-old was five feet, four inches (163.3 centimeters) tall, weighed 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and measured 33.5 inches (85 centimeters) around the chest.