The Barbie doll was introduced to the world by Mattel back in 1959. Throughout the years, we’ve learned some pretty surprising trivia facts about her, but there’s still so much more to uncover about the most iconic doll to hit store shelves. Here are 10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About The Barbie Doll.
A woman named Blondie Bennett has dedicated her entire life to transforming herself into a real-life Barbie doll. Blondie’s obsession with the toy compelled her to spend over $30,000 in plastic surgery procedures, including five breast augmentations, chin liposuction, and hypnotherapy sessions to make her feel more “ditzy and confused.” She says she wants to be seen as a “plastic sex doll,” so she wants her personality to be as “brainless” as possible.
On Valentine’s Day in 2004, Barbie and Ken’s perfect relationship came to an abrupt end. During their time apart, Barbie had a rebound relationship with Blaine – an Australian boogie boarder. The relationship with Blaine didn’t work out either, and Barbie soon realized that Ken was the only guy for her. The couple got back together in 2011, Barbie changed her status back to “in a relationship” on Facebook, and she and Ken have been happily together ever since.
After meeting on the set of a television commercial back in 1961, Barbie and Ken became inseparable. Although they’ve had a breakup and some bumps along the way, their relationship has remained quite solid throughout the years. But despite their history together and decades-long romance, the two have never been married. We think it’s about time Ken puts a ring on it, how about you?
Barbie comes from a pretty big family, and she has seven siblings in total. But when it comes to starting a family of her own, the doll has never been pregnant. She isn’t missing out on motherhood, though. Her best friend Midge has two kids, and we’re sure Barbie loves to spoil them as if they were her own.
Which of these Barbie facts shocked you the most?