10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Barbie

I have a guest post from Ron and he's here to share some trivia about Barbie dolls. Enjoy~

Barbie is the world's most famous doll ever. At her age (53 years old), she is still glamorous, gorgeous and fashionable as she is during her teenage years.

Barbie's fashion, style and lifestyle is somewhat most of every woman's dream. Her body figure and strong aura gives her personality this kind of sexy look and positive energy. The craze about her is not declining, in fact, her name and her fashion statement becomes more and more famous than ever.

To know more about Barbie and her life, career, and fashion story, check this list of trivia I managed to gather for you.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Barbie

1. Barbie's first career was a teenage fashion model. By that time, she was always present at fashion games related events and modeling gigs.

2. Barbie do have more than 80 careers (and still counting). From being a fashion model, up to being a paleontologist and up to being a presidential candidate. As a politician, her platform is all about opportunities for girls, educational excellence and animal rights.

3. Barbie also is enlisted in the military. She represented a medic Sergeant enlisted in Desert Storm. Aside from that, the military series of all Barbie dolls went through the approval by the Pentagon to ensure that the costumes reflects the authentic and realistic military costumes (Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps).

4. Barbie is also an Olympic athlete. The first Olympic Barbie was introduced in 1975 and at the year 2000, she competed again for the Olympic swimming event.

5. Barbie doll is currently marketed in more than 150 nations (and still counting) around the world. If placed head to toe, Barbie dolls and her family members sold since their creation would circle the earth more than seven times (wow).

6. Barbie has had over 43 pets including 21 dogs, 12 horses, 3 ponies, 6 cats, a parrot, a chimpanzee, a panda, a lion cub, a giraffe and a zebra. Her first pet was a horse named Dancer. Those (pet) numbers are still counting as time and years passes by.

7. Barbie's waist has been widened in more recent versions of the doll. But her height (11 1/2" or 5 feet 9 inches at 1/6 scale) remains the same.

8. Barbie doll has five sisters, Skipper, introduced in 1964, Tutti, a twin introduced in 1966, Stacie in 1992, Kelly in 1995 and Krissy in 1999.

9.The first celebrity to join the Barbie doll family was fashion model Twiggy in 1967 and the M. C. Hammer doll, complete with a cassette of his songs, was added in 1991.

10. Consumers can now use their computers and the Internet to customize and dress up Barbie doll through My Design , launched in 1998. Today, there are about millions of arcade game sites that offers free Barbie dress up games online.

Hope the above trivia gave you a little more info and knowledge about the world's most famous doll: Barbie. Feel free to share this article with your friends and family.

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Ron is a blogger who loves to write stuffs relating to Barbie. Visit his blog post about the Reasons To Play Dress up Barbie Games Online.

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