A digital artist has designed a doll and named it Lammily that looks more a part of the real world and will surely not promote anorexia among young girls for which creators of Barbie have always been criticised.
Lammily looks like a Barbie doll but as claimed by its creator, her body proportions are more realistic as they are more of an average teenage girl.
Advertisement"The doll is made according to typical human body proportions," Nickolay Lamm described Lammily doll. "Lammily wears minimal makeup. Her wardrobe isn't composed of typical clothing for dolls - she is dressed with striking simplicity," he said.
Lamm, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, culled out data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a 3D computer model of Lammily which has proportions of an average 19-year-old female.
But there is another quarter that is not happy with the new doll as it is considered average size. Lammily is shorter than Barbie. But not all average girls are short, say critics. They say girls are not learning to be perfect, they are learning to be just average and no parent would want their daughters to be average in today's world.
According to a study published last week, after playing with Barbie for just five minutes, girls considered themselves less capable of pursuing certain careers, compared to boys.
Now, it is said that a Lammily doll will not generate such reactions as it has more normal body proportions. Lamm wanted public support to launch his doll and he has already raised over $300,000 for the project. The doll will hit the market in November.