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Before Kim Kardashian, before Beyoncé, there was Jennifer Lopez, the Latina superstar from the Bronx who proudly flaunted her blockbuster body. This week Mattel released two versions of a collectable Jennifer Lopez Barbie, one in a red carpet look modeled after the vampish gown with plunging neckline that Lopez wore to the 2012 Oscars, and the other inspired by her risqué sequined body stocking costume from last year's "Dance Again" world tour. Although both looks get some details right — her glamorous Academy Awards updo, for example, and her silver peep-toe, lace-up concert booties — something significant is missing: the megaceleb's traffic-stopping curves.
If Barbie were an actual woman, she'd have a 36-inch bust, an 18-inch waist, and 33-inch hips — dimensions not seen since the days of the whalebone corset, and certainly not identical to Lopez's measurements. She's in fabulous shape but has never been shy about showing off her full thighs, curvy hips, and voluptuous derrière. Mattel says the collector's doll was made from a new design, not the traditional Barbie mold. "We created a specialty sculpt that has more enhanced curves," Robert Best, Barbie director of design told Yahoo Shine in an email. He says the brand worked closely with Lopez and that she "is pleased with the collaboration and a fan of the dolls." While there are admirers of both Barbie and Lopez who are clamoring to buy the new doll, there has also been a backlash on social media from those who don't think the doll represents the entertainer's true body type.