Meet Lammily. She's fun, smart, and most importantly realistic. Unlike Barbie, the new doll is physically modeled after the average "all-American girl". Now before you roll your eyes and accuse me of bashing America's favorite past time, know this; I was a complete Barbie fanatic. As a child I had every version I could get my hands on. I preferred the ethnic versions, black, Asian, native American, bring on the red heads! I'd stuff Barbie's clothes with cotton swabs to make her look more like me, and I'd use the iconic version as the town harlot, the dumb blonde, or the skinny "betch" during my make-believe sessions. Barbie was my life, even though she was unrealistic, I loved her - every version of her. But perhaps if I had, had a Lammily, I wouldn't have had to use those cotton balls. Maybe I would have had more self confidence, maybe my outlook on my teen years would have been different.
Nikolay Lamm knew he'd discovered something bigger than just a doll when he created Lammily. So using kick starter, Lamm made his idea of the all-American girl a reality. This month, he took the prototype to an elementary school in Pennsylvania and asked the students what they thought about Lammily, the results are perfection.
Which doll looks most like you?
What kind of job would Lammily have?
What about Barbie?
So what's my point? Their responses go to show, our younger generations need a new prototype of perfection. Lammily is a step towards that idea, she's smart, fun, trust worthy, she's a sister, a friend, she's determined, she's on her way to a realistic success. What's more, you can now purchase Lammily Marks for your doll. These stickers include tattoos, pimples, cellulite and even stretch marks.