We've all heard the talk that Barbie is not representative of real women. But what if she was?

Artist Nickolay Lamm decided to see for himself by creating a doll based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old woman. Then, using the magic of Photoshop, he made his doll look like Barbie.

Lamm explained his motivation by saying:

If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well. Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good. If there's even a small chance of Barbie in its present form negatively influencing girls, and if Barbie looks good as an average-sized woman in America, what's stopping Mattel from making one?"

That seems like a pretty good question to us.

Check out some of the images of Lamm's Barbie below, next to regular Barbie and judge for yourself:

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