Ash­ley Gra­ham gets her own Bar­bie

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

USA - Ash­ley Gra­ham has her very own Bar­bie! The bo­dy po­si­ti­ve su­per­mo­del, who con­ti­nues to pro­mo­te mes­sa­ges of self-ac­cep­tan­ce and fe­ma­le em­po­wer­ment, un­vei­led a one-of-a-kind doll in her li­ke­ness at Gla­mour‘s Wo­men of the Year sum­mit in Los An­ge­les on Mon­day.

“We need to work to­gether to re­de­fi­ne the glo­bal ima­ge of beau­ty and con­ti­nue to push for a mo­re in­clu­si­ve world,” Gra­ham, 27, said in a sta­te­ment. “I’m thril­led Bar­bie has not on­ly evol­ved their pro­duct, but al­so has con­ti­nued to ho­nor wo­men who are pus­hing boun­da­ries. It’s an ho­nor to be im­mor­ta­li­zed in plas­tic.” And Ash­ley’s Bar­bie has sty­le just li­ke her own too! The doll is dres­sed in a spark­ly Ope­ning Ce­re­mo­ny bo­dy­con dress along with a So­nia Ry­kiel crop­ped jean jac­ket and Pier­re Har­dy boots – an out­fit Gra­ham has worn in re­al-li­fe be­fo­re.

The Sports Il­lu­stra­ted: Swim­s­uit co­ver girl was al­so hand­son when it ca­me to her Bar­bie’s build. “She had to ha­ve her thighs touch. No an­ds, ifs or buts about it. And I as­ked for cel­lu­li­te but ob­vious­ly plas­tic and cel­lu­li­te don’t go hand in hand,” said Gra­ham. “It was im­por­tant that the Bar­bie re­sem­b­led me as much as pos­si­ble. The thighs tou­ching was one way to show young girls that it’s okay for your thighs to touch, des­pi­te so­ci­e­ty saying that a ‘thigh gap’ is mo­re beau­ti­ful,” Gra­ham con­ti­nued.

In Ja­nu­a­ry, Mat­tel de­bu­ted three new bo­dy ty­pes – tall, cur­vy and pe­ti­te – along with a ran­ge of se­ven skin to­nes, 22 eye co­lors and 24 hair­sty­les. (ya­hoonews)

Ash­ley Gra­ham pre­sents the Bar­bie ma­de in her ima­ge. (Pho­to: pe­o­p­le)

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