Ashley Graham has been praised for being an advocate for positive body image. Promoting the fact that you are beautiful no matter what size or shape you are. First ever plus sized model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition…she has cameoed in some sexy roles for music videos and NOW she has a Barbie that looks like her.
She did have a few rules when she was approached about the idea of a Barbie being made after her…and primarily..THIGHS HAD TO TOUCH. That was to show young girls that it is OK if you thighs don’t touch. Ever since the trend of “thigh gap” has been taking off, girls are doing unhealthy things to achieve that.
Also Ashley Graham wanted the doll to have cellulite, but with plastic and such, that didn’t happen.
The Barbie is beautiful, just like Ashley