Barbie New Shape: Curvy and Petite!

As a child, I remember playing with my blue eye, blonde hair Barbie. She was tall, slender, and beautiful in my adolescent mind.

Even as a kid, I subconsciously wanted to be like Barbie. My hair was curly and thick, my eyes was dark brown and puberty hit me earlier than most children (I had boobs by the time I turned 11 lol). I would have loved to trade that in for Barbie “perfect figure” and “good looks.”

Nevertheless, as I grew with age,  so did Barbie by evolving into every young girl version of beauty.

Barbie, is the face of TIME Magazine, and she is introducing a new curvy and petite shape.

Mattel, the maker of Barbie has produced three new body types and different ethnic features to make her more realistic to young girls worldwide.

We believe we have a responsibility to girls and parents to reflect a broader view of beauty,” said Evelyn Mazzocco, senior vice president and global general manager of Barbie, in a company statement.

The new Barbie dolls will be available today on, and will hit stores on March 1st.

To read entire article with TIME Magazine, click link below:

Barbie’s Got a New Body

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