Ashley Graham is a beautiful plus-size model and Barbie has made a doll that matches her measurements and whose thighs touch... Yup, Barbie has come a long way.
Ashley Graham is one of the most outspoken and gorgeous plus-size supermodels around.
Barbie must think so too, because it just unveiled the Ashley Graham Barbie doll.
Graham was gifted her doll at the Glamour Women Of The Year Summit.
The doll was created with the same proportions as Graham. To make it, Graham sent Mattel a series of full body shots and then discussed proper hair and eye color with a team.
The doll’s most important attribute? “The number one prerequisite … was that her thighs touched. I was like, ‘Guys, we can make this Barbie, but if her thighs don’t touch, she’s not authentic,” she told.
Unfortunately, as of right now, the doll is just a one-off, and not available for purchase.
But customers can purchase dolls from Barbie’s Curvy, Petite, and Tall collection, which it launched back in January.