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The Ashley Graham Barbie Was Designed with Thighs That Touch

This year, Mattel released an all-new series of shapely dolls, which feature Barbies that are tall, curvy and even petite—the company is continuing its efforts to be more diverse and inclusive by creating an Ashley Graham Barbie.

At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, the plus-sized model received a Barbie doll in her own likeness as recognition that she's been such an advocate for spreading body positivity. True to this theme, Graham made one request when it came to the creation of this doll: she had to have thighs that touched. As Graham says: "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 OK for your thighs to touch, despite society saying that a 'thigh gap' is more beautiful."