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“Normal Barbie” Has Realistic 19-Year-Old Body Shape With Acne, Bruises And Stretch Marks
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“Normal Barbie” Has Realistic 19-Year-Old Body Shape With Acne, Bruises And Stretch Marks

The iconic Barbie doll has received a lot of criticism for teaching kids to aspire to unrealistic body types, so digital artist and designer Nickolay Lamm decided to create a “normal barbie” named Lammily. This realistic doll has the body proportions of a 19-year-old girl and can have tattoos, warts, acne, stretch marks, and other realistic skin flaws.

A sticker pack that comes with the real-image doll allows kids to apply all the sorts of skin imperfections that people have, teaching kids that they don’t have to aspire to or value the unrealistic body images promoted by Barbie or Ken dolls. And, judging by the reactions of the 2nd-graders Lamm showed his doll to, the message has been received with open arms!

Lamm told HuffPost that he “wanted to show that average is beautiful and that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards. And I feel Barbie kind of symbolizes that.

Read on for a few of Lamm’s answers to Bored Panda’s questions!

More info: lamily.com | nickolaylamm.com (h/t: huffpost)

“Normal Barbie” has the average body shape of a 19-year-old girl

I personally have nothing against Barbie and feel she’s a great toy,” Nickolay Lamm told Bored Panda. “I’m just trying to add diversity to dolls for girls

Just like a real girl, she can get acne, bruises, and other body marks, all included in Lammily’s sticker pack

A lot of dolls look like supermodels. There’s nothing wrong with looking like a supermodel, but I feel if some dolls were more like real girls, then it may send the message that it’s okay to look like a typical person as well

Lammily with some stretch mark stickers on her belly

It’s okay to look like a supermodel and it’s okay to look like a typical person

“Normal Barbie” with a cellulite sticker on her leg

Kids like it, saying she’s just like a real person. Of course, kids like Barbie as well and that’s how it should be. And that’s great

Lammily loves sports, but she can get bruised just like we do

Lammily is the name of the company –  soon there will be a passport feature on Lammily.com so you can name the doll what you want

This doll encourages young girls to love their bodies

Lammily Barbie with freckle stickers on her cheeks

She has flexible limbs, realistic fingers and toes, and free-standing feet, allowing kids to involve her in sports that they couldn’t involve the classic Barbie doll in

Here she is with tattoo stickers

“Normal Barbie” with her arm in a cast – yes, she can get hurt too!

Lammily blushes when she’s been caught eating all the cookies

A pack of Lammily Marks

Compare the traditional Barbie doll on the left to Lamm’s first realistically proportioned doll model on the right

Watch the beautiful reactions of 2nd-graders meeting Lammily for the first time:

Thank you, Nickolay Lamm, for talking to Bored Panda about your wonderful product celebrating natural beauty. We’re excited to see what you’ll think of next!

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MarianWalls
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it. I think little girls would have more fun playing with it especially because of the accessories/stickers that come w/it.

NicoleGilbert
Community Member
7 years ago

I love the idea. As someone who collects barbie I think its great. I have the tattoo art dolls, but this is better.

NatašaMarić
Community Member
7 years ago

Somehow, I don't think he'll be getting rich with this patent.

Filipe Claro
Community Member
7 years ago

So rich they will be plastic surgery fanatics

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Stephen Jones
Community Member
7 years ago

I sure do wish I had had a freckle-faced, buck toothed 90lb weakling GI Joe with a sunburn decal when I was a kid.

HelenaBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice, but I am somewhat offended that freckles come in a pack of "flaws"-stickers.

SaraLeighton
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm offended that you think any of those things are flaws ._. They are all things that bodies can have.

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harpy
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonder when they start to create dolls with realistic faces.

StephenJones
Community Member
7 years ago

I sure wish I had a buck-toothed 90lb weakling GI Joe with a perpetual sunburn when I was a kid. Yeah, that would have been awesome.

BrittPaulsen
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic!:-) This doll will be more close to the children, since they can share more with them, recognize themselves in them. Finally! :-)

SaraJackson
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG....they finally realized that no one really looks like a Barbie!!!!!

scarlett russell
Community Member
7 years ago

and not think that you have to be skinny.

scarlett russell
Community Member
7 years ago

thank god! my prayers have been answered!! all i want is girls to love them self's!

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is the best thing ever made

MaRiaMc
Community Member
7 years ago

The Creator forgot the inevitable hairy face and body stickers

SallyBates
Community Member
7 years ago

Children are looking up to barbie thinking they should be perfect like she is. Forgetting they already are

RachelHolley
Community Member
7 years ago

The little boy at the end is very cute!

Nicole Gilbert
Community Member
7 years ago

I really want it. Where can I buy one from in australia?

virgomaiden81
Community Member
7 years ago

I love the concept but the stickers seem a little too cartoonish and not as realistic.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

They don't need to be that realistic. It's better to spice our lives with a littlw bit of humour, actually. But that's just my own opinion.

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GillHughes
Community Member
7 years ago

WHAT A BRILLIANT-SIMPLE-IDEA-X

Teo
Community Member
7 years ago

Excellent! Looks like a real person!!! Good for them! It's about time they did this!!!!

LisaPagan
Community Member
7 years ago

at first I thought the idea was stupid but after seeing it and reading about it, I have changed my mind and now think it is very refreshing

Mari Wilby Os Olli
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is so beautiful! healthy and obvious! I will be buing a Lammily doll for my son and my niece.

RandomPanda
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it! This is a brilliant idea. I've collected a lot of Barbie dolls already so now I want this one!

PatrickHarborth
Community Member
7 years ago

Weihnachten kommt bald! Was schenkt man einem Kind, das schon eine Schminkpuppe, eine Frisierpuppe und 30 Barbies hat? Eine Pickelbarbie!

LiSsi
Community Member
7 years ago

Diese Sticker sind doch total bescheuert….

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
1 year ago

This is SO fun! Where do I get one?

Derpicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

This is something people need to see; Barbie represents unrealistic body standards which actually made me as a kid feel like I was unfit to be seen in public until I actually considered a healthy body standard. Let's all be like Barbie! "It's fantastic in a world of plastic!" Geez 🙄

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

I want one for me too. And I want her friends in various shapes as well. One that looks like me, for example. Tall height, large shoulders, big boobs, long and slim neck, hourglass figure but with a bit of fat and cellulite on upper legs and a slightly oversized ass, due to the way of my fat accumulation.

MaRiaMc
Community Member
7 years ago

The Creator forgot the inevitable hairy face and body stickers

MaRia Mc
Community Member
7 years ago

The Creator forgot about hairy face and body sticker

LordPhil
Community Member
7 years ago

Absolutely ridiculous. Since when was being 'fit' and 'attractive' something we shouldn't aspire to be?

ChrissySeaman
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm an artist, and can assure you, Barbie's proportions are unrealistic. Lammily, is fit with a flat tummy, and is realistic.

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MariaJoseLeiva
Community Member
7 years ago

I just want to point out that Barbie is a model. JUST SAYING. Don't hate me. Barbie=Childhood

Filipe Claro
Community Member
7 years ago

So rich they will be plastic surgery fanatics

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HelenaBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

Ah, I don't personally have a problem with these things, hence the brackets around the word flaws.

valval2014
Community Member
7 years ago

i thik its innapropiate to give some of those stickers to kids caz......its inapropiate welli like the idea

SandieFerguson
Community Member
7 years ago

Why don't we use the word flaw and let the all the kids believe all these stickers make us ugly. Total idiots

SuzanneSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I don't like the tattoos. How's it OK to encourage children to disfigure their skin, which they would regret later?

Evelyn Jenkins
Community Member
7 years ago

The sticker pack actually says that they are 'temporary tattoos'

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SuzanneSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I don't like the tattoos. How's it OK to encourage children to disfigure their skin, which they would regret later?

BethanyKatona
Community Member
7 years ago

Are you kidding me? Ya might as well include baby bump sticker pack; as well as self cutting wrist scars. Trashing your body is "normal" BS

AnnariDuPlessis
Community Member
7 years ago

Huh? Tattoos (if that is what you are talking about) and self-harm are completely different things.

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RhyckyBck
Community Member
7 years ago

Tattoos , OK . Years later , people will criticize today's children who have tattoos , as well as the cigarette in the 80

RhyckyBck
Community Member
7 years ago

Tattoos , OK . Years later , people will criticize today's children who have tattoos , as well as the cigarette in the 80

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

fuck u

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

youre silly

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

youre gay

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

i think this is shit

JohnnySlapstick
Community Member
7 years ago

So let's teach our kids that it's great to cover up your natural beautiful body with tattoos? And let's add some needle tracks, too!

CynthiaO'Connor
Community Member
7 years ago

I just can't go anywhere with 'Barbie' acne or not..they are, and always were, just creepy dolls ...that ship has sailed...

AndromedaLove
Community Member
7 years ago

This is going to backfire. It is going to have girls focusing on pimples and stretchmarks etc. The figure is a good movement. No to "flaws".

AlecGuevara
Community Member
7 years ago

They are only flaws if you (or the user) looks at them as such.

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LiLiMac
Community Member
7 years ago

What do I think?.... YUCK

MarianWalls
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it. I think little girls would have more fun playing with it especially because of the accessories/stickers that come w/it.

NicoleGilbert
Community Member
7 years ago

I love the idea. As someone who collects barbie I think its great. I have the tattoo art dolls, but this is better.

NatašaMarić
Community Member
7 years ago

Somehow, I don't think he'll be getting rich with this patent.

Filipe Claro
Community Member
7 years ago

So rich they will be plastic surgery fanatics

Load More Replies...
Stephen Jones
Community Member
7 years ago

I sure do wish I had had a freckle-faced, buck toothed 90lb weakling GI Joe with a sunburn decal when I was a kid.

HelenaBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice, but I am somewhat offended that freckles come in a pack of "flaws"-stickers.

SaraLeighton
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm offended that you think any of those things are flaws ._. They are all things that bodies can have.

Load More Replies...
harpy
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonder when they start to create dolls with realistic faces.

StephenJones
Community Member
7 years ago

I sure wish I had a buck-toothed 90lb weakling GI Joe with a perpetual sunburn when I was a kid. Yeah, that would have been awesome.

BrittPaulsen
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic!:-) This doll will be more close to the children, since they can share more with them, recognize themselves in them. Finally! :-)

SaraJackson
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG....they finally realized that no one really looks like a Barbie!!!!!

scarlett russell
Community Member
7 years ago

and not think that you have to be skinny.

scarlett russell
Community Member
7 years ago

thank god! my prayers have been answered!! all i want is girls to love them self's!

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is the best thing ever made

MaRiaMc
Community Member
7 years ago

The Creator forgot the inevitable hairy face and body stickers

SallyBates
Community Member
7 years ago

Children are looking up to barbie thinking they should be perfect like she is. Forgetting they already are

RachelHolley
Community Member
7 years ago

The little boy at the end is very cute!

Nicole Gilbert
Community Member
7 years ago

I really want it. Where can I buy one from in australia?

virgomaiden81
Community Member
7 years ago

I love the concept but the stickers seem a little too cartoonish and not as realistic.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

They don't need to be that realistic. It's better to spice our lives with a littlw bit of humour, actually. But that's just my own opinion.

Load More Replies...
GillHughes
Community Member
7 years ago

WHAT A BRILLIANT-SIMPLE-IDEA-X

Teo
Community Member
7 years ago

Excellent! Looks like a real person!!! Good for them! It's about time they did this!!!!

LisaPagan
Community Member
7 years ago

at first I thought the idea was stupid but after seeing it and reading about it, I have changed my mind and now think it is very refreshing

Mari Wilby Os Olli
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is so beautiful! healthy and obvious! I will be buing a Lammily doll for my son and my niece.

RandomPanda
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it! This is a brilliant idea. I've collected a lot of Barbie dolls already so now I want this one!

PatrickHarborth
Community Member
7 years ago

Weihnachten kommt bald! Was schenkt man einem Kind, das schon eine Schminkpuppe, eine Frisierpuppe und 30 Barbies hat? Eine Pickelbarbie!

LiSsi
Community Member
7 years ago

Diese Sticker sind doch total bescheuert….

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
1 year ago

This is SO fun! Where do I get one?

Derpicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

This is something people need to see; Barbie represents unrealistic body standards which actually made me as a kid feel like I was unfit to be seen in public until I actually considered a healthy body standard. Let's all be like Barbie! "It's fantastic in a world of plastic!" Geez 🙄

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

I want one for me too. And I want her friends in various shapes as well. One that looks like me, for example. Tall height, large shoulders, big boobs, long and slim neck, hourglass figure but with a bit of fat and cellulite on upper legs and a slightly oversized ass, due to the way of my fat accumulation.

MaRiaMc
Community Member
7 years ago

The Creator forgot the inevitable hairy face and body stickers

MaRia Mc
Community Member
7 years ago

The Creator forgot about hairy face and body sticker

LordPhil
Community Member
7 years ago

Absolutely ridiculous. Since when was being 'fit' and 'attractive' something we shouldn't aspire to be?

ChrissySeaman
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm an artist, and can assure you, Barbie's proportions are unrealistic. Lammily, is fit with a flat tummy, and is realistic.

Load More Replies...
MariaJoseLeiva
Community Member
7 years ago

I just want to point out that Barbie is a model. JUST SAYING. Don't hate me. Barbie=Childhood

Filipe Claro
Community Member
7 years ago

So rich they will be plastic surgery fanatics

Load More Replies...
HelenaBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

Ah, I don't personally have a problem with these things, hence the brackets around the word flaws.

valval2014
Community Member
7 years ago

i thik its innapropiate to give some of those stickers to kids caz......its inapropiate welli like the idea

SandieFerguson
Community Member
7 years ago

Why don't we use the word flaw and let the all the kids believe all these stickers make us ugly. Total idiots

SuzanneSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I don't like the tattoos. How's it OK to encourage children to disfigure their skin, which they would regret later?

Evelyn Jenkins
Community Member
7 years ago

The sticker pack actually says that they are 'temporary tattoos'

Load More Replies...
SuzanneSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I don't like the tattoos. How's it OK to encourage children to disfigure their skin, which they would regret later?

BethanyKatona
Community Member
7 years ago

Are you kidding me? Ya might as well include baby bump sticker pack; as well as self cutting wrist scars. Trashing your body is "normal" BS

AnnariDuPlessis
Community Member
7 years ago

Huh? Tattoos (if that is what you are talking about) and self-harm are completely different things.

Load More Replies...
RhyckyBck
Community Member
7 years ago

Tattoos , OK . Years later , people will criticize today's children who have tattoos , as well as the cigarette in the 80

RhyckyBck
Community Member
7 years ago

Tattoos , OK . Years later , people will criticize today's children who have tattoos , as well as the cigarette in the 80

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

fuck u

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

youre silly

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

youre gay

Tmuz
Community Member
7 years ago

i think this is shit

JohnnySlapstick
Community Member
7 years ago

So let's teach our kids that it's great to cover up your natural beautiful body with tattoos? And let's add some needle tracks, too!

CynthiaO'Connor
Community Member
7 years ago

I just can't go anywhere with 'Barbie' acne or not..they are, and always were, just creepy dolls ...that ship has sailed...

AndromedaLove
Community Member
7 years ago

This is going to backfire. It is going to have girls focusing on pimples and stretchmarks etc. The figure is a good movement. No to "flaws".

AlecGuevara
Community Member
7 years ago

They are only flaws if you (or the user) looks at them as such.

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LiLiMac
Community Member
7 years ago

What do I think?.... YUCK

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