April 11, 2011

Hot Off The Barbie® Press No. 16

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In honor of Ken’s 50th b-day last month, Mattel sponsored an online reality contest, Genuine Ken. The winner, Kurtis Taylor, was a former Iowa State D-lineman. No word on whether Barbie herself had a vote, but it would surely explain why the victor was an ex-jock. Since rocking some nifty tennis and ice skating duds in 1962, the plastic paragon has filled out more than her share of athletic gear over the years.

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