Ken Gets His Own Barbie Body Makeover -- Say 'Hi' to the DadBod Doll (PHOTO)

Why should girls have all the fun? Barbie just recently got a major makeover, with the introduction of three new body types -- curvy, tall, and petite. But what about her mancessory Ken? Clothing company Lyst asked that very question, and came up with some ideas to make Ken just a little more relatable to your average dude.


Graphic artist Jamie Phillips worked with Lyst to "redesign Barbie's Ken to more accurately reflect the kind of men that live in our world." Get ready to meet Beach DadBod Ken, Bearded Hipster Ken, and Balding Ken. There's also a petite Ken, as well as black and Asian Kens.

Just what every little girl dreams of, right? Seriously, though, I think this is hilarious, and in some ways pretty cool. For one, I bet it would get dads to play dolls with their daughters (or sons!) more often, if Ken wasn't constantly making him feel inadequate with his washboard plastic abs.

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Maybe Mattel should consider teaming up with the clothing company to actually create these dolls. Like Lyst's editorial director Katherine Ormerod said, "Men need plastic role models too ... Ken has been a top menswear influencer for over 50 years, but like Barbie, he needs a makeover every now and again."

I'd buy fat, balding Ken any day, is all I'm saying. For my kids, of course -- not to feel better about being a single mom without a hot boyfriend. That would be weird.


Image via @jamiephillipstv/Splash News

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