Oh Barbie – you’ve let yourself go!

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Last month, Miss Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday and she’s been hiding out eating chocolate ever since.   Bless her heart, she’s packed on a few pounds in this post menopausal period of her life, and word has it Ken ran away with his 29 year old secretary.

Barbie, a fashion doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc. was launched in March 1959 by American businesswoman Ruth Handler (1916-2002).  She is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle. Barb, you might want to get a fitness club membership.

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