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You may have heard of the “Human Barbie,” the average Ukrainian citizen Valeria Lukyonova, who used plastic surgery to achieve what most scientists and doctors believed to be impossible: the physical proportions of Barbie.
Well, good news to those of you who were scared she’d sell out before Christmas: There’s a new Human Barbie on the block, the Russian Olga Oleynik, whose preferred “Barbie name” is Dominika and who is now best friends with Valeria! This new Human Barbie appears to be yet another victim to the strange yet somehow enticing phenomenon of plastic surgery. More »
There was Teen Barbie, Fashion Queen Barbie, and Holiday Barbie; Soccer Star Barbie, Business Barbie, and Astronaut Barbie. And now, there’s another girl in the Barbie World: Bad-Ass Barbie. Okay, so that’s not what Mattel’s calling her, but that’s what she looks like. The Italian-based, Japanese influenced doll brand Tokidoki teamed up with Mattel to release the collector’s edition Barbie this fall– she sports chin length pink hair, tattoos on her left arm and collarbone, a punkish t-shirt and leopard spot leggings.
She doesn’t seem too shocking to me–after all, you take a walk down any New York City street and you’re likely to see someone who looks sort of like her. But, needless to say, some parents are less than excited about Barbie’s new makeover. Most critics are adamant about the same thing: the new Barbie depicts being punk and having tattoos as cool, even inspiring.