Barbie gets a makeover: We now have Curvy, Petite and Tall Barbies
By: Farrah Estrella
Barbie, the iconic doll that every little girl had or wanted to have growing up, just got a makeover.
The new Barbie dolls come in different body types: Curvy, Petite & Tall. The dolls also have different hair textures and skin tones. The idea is that they are now being made to better reflect what our society looks like today. We are more diverse than ever especially in the USA.
Barbie has always been controversial ever since it was created 57 years ago but that has never stopped people from buying it. Even those that grew up playing with it are now collectors of the doll.
One of the things that has always been fun about the dolls is that you were able to mix and match the clothes and accessories but with the new dolls, you won’t be able to do that. Barbie now has two different sizes of shoes, one type for the original and petite dolls and a bigger size one for the tall and curvy dolls.
I am all for this, I love diversity. Barbie is starting to look a lot like me and I’m digging it. As a matter of fact, I am going to go buy the new curvy Barbie just to support the brand for making this change. Go Matell!! and Go Barbie!!..