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Artist creates Barbie with average-size body Published: July 3, 2013

Ever since Barbie made her debut in 1959, certain questions have weighed on our minds:

Why doesn't she look anything like real women?

What would a real woman with her proportions actually look like?!

What if her proportions were actually based on a real woman's?

And beyond all that, what kind of negative effect -- if any -- is her distorted, unrealistic body having on the legions of little girls who've grown up playing with Barbie dolls for decades?

Artist Nickolay Lamm is addressing all of these Qs with his creation of "Normal" Barbie, aka a 3-D model created from CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman, according to Cafe Mom.

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