Bronx born, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, widely known as J-Lo, recently commented on the release of a plastic Mattel figurine that now bears her name but fails to reflect her assets. Despite the lack of curves, the pop star, who is a proud advocate of having pride in one’s body, didn’t seem to find a fault with the doll but instead was quite flattered.
Well known for her curvy figure and ‘big’ bum, the barbie doll fails to represent the star’s legendary hourglass shape. It isn’t clear whether the doll follows the typical measurements or if it’s been adjusted to suit, but besides the outfits used and the star’s name attached – very little of this doll actually represents what she really looks like and the feedback has been mixed.
Twitter account Capicu Culture wrote: ‘We thought JLO’s beauty lied in the fact that she was not a “Barbie Doll.” whilst another Twitter user Michaela Christensen observed that the doll has ‘J.Lo’s Face, But None Of Her Assets!’
But not all the feedback was bad, some Amazon shoppers were very pleased with there purchase: One fan wrote, ‘This doll is absolutely gorgeous! She looks a lot like J.Lo! Even more in person than how you see it on the pictures! She definitely has Jennifer’s features and curves!!! Another claimed, ‘If you are a Jennifer Lopez fan, buy this doll! She is like a little J.Lo! So fab and so pretty!’
However, it would seem that J Lo herself was quite chuffed at the tribute. Stating in a video launch that she wants to live in Barbie’s world, and she wanted to be Barbie because Barbie represents infinite possibilities.
Last month the well known celeb also told Cosmopolitan for Latinas how comfortable she is with her body and figure: “Early on, my family really made me love who I was and what I looked like.” My body was nothing out of the ordinary in my neighbourhood.
‘When I first started on television [as a Fly Girl on In Living Color], people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes.’But you have to stand up and say, “There’s nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you’re the one with the problem!”. And when you can really believe that, all of a sudden other people start believing too.’
Amen to that! What do you think of the new doll? Do you see it as just a doll or the media’s misrepresentation of yet another curvy woman?
Source: Daily Mail website