Studies have shown that Barbie's famously unrealistic body proportions cause a lot of self-esteem issues in young girls. So artist Nickolay Lamm gained a lot of attention last summer when he showed the world what Barbie would like if she had the CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman’s body. Lamm hopes that realistic barbies will eventually make it to the shelves. 

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Article Courtesy of Time Magazine

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