The Great Photoshop Crusade

One activist's battle with the advertising industry.

08 Jul 2013, New York City, New York State, USA --- An artist/researcher has designed a Normal Barbie by using the measurements of the average 19-year-old American woman. Nickolay Lamm, from Pennsylvania, used the Centers for Disease Control's statistics with a 3-D model and Photoshop to create the shorter, curvier, bustier version of the widely popular children's doll. Lamm then dressed his model like Barbie using Photoshop and photographed her standing next to a standard version of the slim, leggy toy. I wanted to show that average is beautiful,'' Lamm posted on the website Pop star Demi Lovato, who has struggled with eating disorders, was quick to support his project, posting a picture of the Normal Barbie with the caption: @barbie you are AWESOME!!!!!!!! LOVE this!!!!!!!!! Pictured: Normal Barbie's model by artist/researcher Nickolay Lamm --- 
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