Barbie, world famous doll gets curvy body makeover


Barbie, the world’s most famous doll, has a new body.
She has three new bodies including petite, tall and curvy, some 57 years after the impossibly busty and narrow-waist blue-eyed Barbie doll was first introduced.
C0alifornia-based toy maker Mattel on Thursday released the new models.
The company said that the new bodies “better reflect a changing world’’.
Parents and feminists have long criticized Barbie’s original shape as setting an unrealistic body image for girls, in spite of modifications over the years.
The new dolls have seven skin tones, 22 eye colours, 24 hairstyles and new clothes and accessories.
They are available for order on website starting Thursday and will reach stores later.
“We are excited to literally be changing the face of the brand,” Evelyn Mazzocco, Senior Vice President and Global General Manager of the Barbie brand said in a statement.
“These new dolls represent a line that is more reflective of the world girls see around them – the variety in body type, skin tones and style allows girls to find a doll that speaks to them.
“We believe we have a responsibility to girls and parents to reflect a broader view of beauty,” she said.
The new curvy Barbie has a bigger bust, behind, thicker thighs and a protruding tummy.
She landed on the cover of Time magazine on Thursday with the headline: “Now can we stop talking about my body?”