Human Barbie Doll Valeria Lukyanova to Face Stiff Competition from Average-Sized Lammily?
By Sonam Malik | March 14, 2014 9:48 PM EST
Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova may not be the best role model for teenagers, especially after announcing that she has give up food to achieve the form of human demigod.
Now, Lammily, a doll with an average-sized figure, is attempting to redefine the high beauty standards set by Barbie.
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Parents of teenagers are quite happy with this novel venture of digital artist Nickolay Lamm, who has garnered a lot of support on social media.
"Finally! A Barbie that resolves my short stature issues..." a fan of the doll tweeted. "I'm so loving this new "average is beautiful" Lammily doll idea," tweeted another.
Lammily is inspired from a 19-year-old girl and has realistic body proportions as compared to surreal ones flaunted by the Barbie.
The idea behind creating a doll with realistic body proportions was to highlight the importance of inner beauty, Lamm told the Telegraph.
"I've experienced my own feelings on inadequacy, just like pretty much every person. And, I thought to myself, if I can experience something like this, I can't begin to imagine what women have to go through because they are subject to much higher beauty standards. My projects are made with this in mind. I want to show that you are beautiful, just the way you are."
While Lammily aims to promote the notion that normal human body proportions is sexy, Ukranian model Lukyanova has made it her life’s aim resemble a Barbie doll.
Recently, she created quite stir by announcing that she will be following Breatharianism – the art of surviving on light and air for the rest of her life.
“In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone,” she was quoted as saying by the International Business Times.
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