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

Ashley Graham is having an amazing year and today, we talk about her additional feat, Glamour’s Woman of the Year Award with her own plus size Barbie!

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!!!

Ashley Graham Barbie

 

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!

Ashley Graham Barbie (2)

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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31 Comments

  1. Erin Hansen

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I love these diverse Barbies! It’s about time!

  2. نادر عمار مندره

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Good.mdam.

  3. Jon Klug

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Gross

  4. Germán Aponte Caraballo

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  5. Kenya Spencer

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I need this barbie for my daughter! So excited

  6. Shaun Rafeaks

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    This is stupid

  7. Jacob Baggett

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    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?

    • Chloe McAllinway

      November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      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.

    • Nina Dee

      November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      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.

    • Jacob Baggett

      November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      It really annoys me that women get to be “beautiful at any body type” but I still have to work super hard to look “average”.

    • Colby Ballos

      November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Jacob Aw does it annoy you? U wanna cry about it bb?

    • Jacob Baggett

      November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Colby Ballos Not today Satan

  8. Tristen Stark

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Kayla Kalkwarf I want the pale tall blue haired barbie <3 is it odd that I'm grown and want a barbie doll lol

  9. Judit Kiss

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t care of Ashley graham . She is not properly plus size

  10. Judit Kiss

    November 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I don’t care of Ashley graham . She is not properly plus size

  11. Shantae Shaw

    November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    It’s too early to see all of these feels over diverse barbie dolls. If you don’t like it you can respectfully disagree.

  12. Jennifer Gervais

    November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Barbie is not mass producing the AG doll – it was only made for her.

    • The Curvy Fashionista

      November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      fingers crossed though

    • Jennifer Gervais

      November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Yes, or a doll similarly sized! She is beautiful 🙂 I love that AG insisted that the thighs touch ♡

  13. Jenny Collee

    November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    😊awesome

  14. Kristen Eagles

    November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    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..

    • Melonie Adrienne Appleton-Fisher

      November 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Yes! When I see a doll with rolls and I belly then I’ll stand up and cheer! I am an hour glass shape but past a certain size that glass gets a few bumps, lumps and belly and back rolls.

    • Kristen Eagles

      November 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      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.

    • Melonie Adrienne Appleton-Fisher

      November 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      True. Anyone thin enough to model a bikini in Spots Illustrated is not a real plus size. She’s an average girl.

  15. Emmy Hibbs

    November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Love this, finally a normal size Barbie, lol… Ashley Graham is beautiful..

  16. Kitty

    November 18, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    This makes me want to squeee! These diverse barbies are such a big step forward in giving girls realistic body role models.

  17. Ena

    November 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    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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