Ashley Graham Just Got Her Own Barbie Doll With a VERY Unique Feature
Ashley Graham is one of the most outspoken and gorgeous plus-size supermodels around, and she’s had a pretty fabulous year.
Speaking of Glamour, the 29-year-old supermodel was presented with her very own Barbie at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Graham was honored for her activism toward inclusivity in fashion and for being a strong influence on young women.
The doll was created with the same proportions as Graham and, to make it, Graham sent Mattel a series of full body shots and then discussed proper hair and eye color with a team.
“The number one prerequisite, though, was that her thighs touched,” Graham said. “I was like, Guys, we can make this Barbie, but if her thighs dont touch, shes not authentic.
Unfortunately, as of right now, the doll is just a one-off, and not available for purchase.
But customers can purchase dolls from Barbies Curvy, Petite, and Tall collection of Fashionistas, which it launched back in January.
The line of dolls is much more in line with realistic proportions (and much more diverse) than previous generations.
I never really thought that I didnt look like her growing up, I just thought she was perfect, Graham said.
If I had a Barbie that was my size, I would have thought my size was normal,” she continued. “Young girls now get to grow up seeing that their bodies are normal, which I think is so empowering and encouraging to the younger generation.
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