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The perfect woman flaunts her frame on the cover of Sports Illustrated

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The perfect woman flaunts her frame on the cover of Sports Illustrated

By Stella Inger. CREATED Feb 13, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.
   
To prove it? The doll, which is made by Mattel, is flaunting her frame in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 50th anniversary issue alongside super models as part of a campaign called "unapologetic."
   
The magazine issue, which comes out on Tuesday, features well-known super models like Christie Brinkley alongside Barbie wearing the black-and-white swimsuit the doll wore when she made her debut in 1959.
   
Mattel is promoting the feature with a hashtag "unapologetic" on Twitter and a billboard in New York's Times Square.
   
The campaign is a departure for the 55-year old doll, which has been both beloved as a plaything and criticized as an unrealistic standard of beauty for decades.

Stella Inger

Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.