|Real-Life Prince (by TheMatthewSlack)|
Real-life girls now have an alternative to made-up Barbie.
She’s called “Lammily,” the name being a tribute to her creator, Nickolay Lamm. Lamm told The Washington Post that he
wanted to show young females that “reality can be beautiful.”
Lammily is much closer to being a “living doll” than Barbie ever was. If life-sized, she wouldn’t fall forward in the way that overly-endowed Barbie might. Lammily’s waistline seems to allow for breathing. She is even prone to acne, stretch marks and (gasp) cellulite. Plus, Lammily’s actually curvy.
Apparently, there is a growing need for such reality-based dolls. When Lamm sought crowd-funding for creating Lammily, his original goal was to raise $95,000. He currently has $501,000, along with more than 22,000 orders for Lammily dolls.
Lest Lammily be lonely, Lamm is also in the process of creating a male companion for her. This soon-to-be “normal Ken” doll could be “maybe a little balding, maybe a little chunky in the belly.” Who knows? He might even have a few chest hairs and dirt stains…
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