Ashley Graham: Glamour Woman of the Year, a Barbie Doll And the Best Year Ever!

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Ashley Graham is having the BEST YEAR EVER!!

That’s right the “sexy curvalicious,” model has done it again! This time being presented with her very own Barbie at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night. A coveted spot alongside other great women making history and breaking down walls of unfairness and injustice. Graham’s campaign to shift the mindset and imagery of the modeling industry has inspired millions of women to go beyond the standard and be more. From magazine covers to runway shows, billboards to television, this woman of the year is officially what little girls dream to be when they grow up with her very own- The “Ashley Graham” Barbie.

Honored for her activism toward inclusivity in fashion and for being strong influence on young women ― Graham never dreamed of getting her own Barbie. “Does any little girl imagine they’re going to have a Barbie made in their likeness?” she asked. Joining the ranks with other women who have also received their own Barbies as part of Mattel’s “Shero” series are Ava DuVernay, Misty Copeland, Zendaya, Gabby Douglas, Emmy Rossum and Trisha Yearwood. Graham is in great company with the ultimate #girlsquad creating a new perception of the female form and building body positivity for all.

We here at TCFStyle would like to wish Ashley a huge HEY GIRL HEY and Congratulations!!!

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Here’s a Fun Fact: During the design of her Barbie, Graham insisted on her thighs touching.

“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,”- Ashley Graham

How cool is that? #TeamThickThighs for the Win!

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Now part of the Mattel family, Graham also joins the new body types – tall, curvy and petite – which debuted in January of this year as well. Along with a range of seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles, Barbie has come a long way and I’m so here for it.

NOT on sale yet…

The Ashley Graham Barbie will be on available on Barbie.com  Just in time for Christmas, we hope!

I’m definitely interested in adding this beauty to my collection. Are you excited? How many Barbie dolls did you have growing up?

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Comments (31)

  1. when will they start doing this with toys that boys play with?

    I mean, Ken still has a six-pack, doesn’t he? Is that the message you want to send little girls? That all the boys are ripped but girls can look however they want and it’s ok?

    1. In the end, as long as their parents tell them ‘they’re not real people’ and the kids get that it’s not something to idolize, there shouldn’t be any problem. This is gender-baiting Cultural Marxism anyway.

    2. Valid point, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Ken just started getting real hair and expanded ethnic diversity. The curvy Barbies are less in store and more online, and it sounds like more adult collectors have them even though they are in the play line. So there’s still a way to go for full acceptance. At the end of the day, though, it will be demand and sales. This isn’t the first time Mattel made a Barbie with a different body type. The first one bombed.

  2. I just find it ridiculous that this is “body positivity”, I mean, if you want to tell girls it’s okay to have their own bodies, with fat included, maybe you shouldn’t only advocate fat in areas socially accepted by society? (AKA- thighs, hips, butts, boobs)

    All these dolls have the same pattern- hourglass shape.
    You’re advocating the same desired hour glass shape just in a different weight class.
    Advocate all body types if you want girls to feel accepted.. girls can be healthy without an hourglass figure- god fucking forbid..

    1. Totally! With you there. I get we need more diversity, I’ll stand for that anyday, but this really isn’t that diverse.. just added weight in socially accepted areas. Ashley Graham is a sham to me.. just like any other model trying to make money, she just happens to have a higher weight class of the hourglass shape and she profits off this with adding “plus size” movement to it.

  3. My sister and I literally had probably a hundred Barbies! Love the new shapes and sizes of Barbie! Can’t wait for an Ashley Graham Barbie doll! Hope she comes with lots of great clothes too! Congratulations to Ashley for her award!

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