Barbie doll, which is made by Mattel, is flaunting her frame in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit‘s 50th anniversary issue that’s hitting stands on Tuesday.
Barbie will be featured alongside supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Brooklyn Decker as part of a campaign called Unapologetic.
Barbie doll is flaunting her frame in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 50th anniversary issue that’s hitting stands on Tuesday
According to multiple reports, Barbie will actually appear as a cover wrap on at least 1,000 copies of the issue, with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine proclaiming the iconic figure: “The doll that started it all.”
“As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing . . . gives Barbie . . . and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are,” said Lisa McKnight, Mattel’s senior vice president of marketing.
The campaign is a departure for 55-year old Barbie, which has been both beloved as a plaything and criticized as an unrealistic standard of beauty for decades.
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Kate Upton was apparently spotted kissing P Diddy at Miami Beach nightspot Club LIV late last month, where they partied in the VIP section at a bash being held by the rapper.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model confirmed she had split from Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in February.
A source told the New York Daily News: “They were kissing, they weren’t hiding it.”
Kate Upton was apparently spotted kissing P Diddy at Miami Beach nightspot Club LIV
The kiss was reportedly followed by a night out in New York last Thursday, with the 43-year-old rapper sharing an intimate meal with the 20-year-old model at Gemma in the Bowery Hotel.
An onlooker said: “They were having dinner together.”
P Diddy, real name Sean Combs, was most recently romantically linked with singer Cassie, and though they were seen house-hunting together in Beverly Hills in January, it is believed they are no longer together.
The rapper previously dated Jennifer Lopez and was rumored to have spent time with Cameron Diaz last year.
A spokesperson for Kate Upton insisted the model and P Diddy are not romantically involved, saying: “They met once a year ago and there’s no further relationship at this point.”
Kate Upton visited Arnold Palmer at his club in Orlando, Florida, during the first round of this year’s Bay Hill PGA Tour on Thursday.
According to Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson, Kate Upton’s manager has family links to Arnold Palmer, and the 20-year-old popped along to meet him and see the work he’s doing with two children’s hospitals.
Arnold Palmer, 83, is hosting his own tournament on the PGA Tour for the 34th time.
Upon learning Kate Upton was on her way to visit, Arnold Palmer is reported to have held up a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue with Upton on the cover and said: “Did you see this? She’s coming here. Did you know that?”
And on her arrival, Arnold Palmer took his chance and moved in for a kiss.
Kate Upton visited Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill PGA Tour event
Kate Upton has become the target of pro-anorexia website SkinnyGossip following her participation in Carl’s Jr. burger commercial.
Despite shooting sexy images for Carl’s Jr. a few months back, SkinnyGossip has suddenly decided to slam model Kate Upton now by calling her a “cannibal”.
But before mentioning that, SkinnyGossip hit out at Kate Upton’s confidence on the catwalk referring to a recent show which saw her model a variety of swimwear.
Kate Upton has become the target of pro-anorexia website SkinnyGossip following her participation in Carl's Jr. burger commercial
“Guess who?! Yes, it’s the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it,” they said, before adding: “She looks thick, vulgar, almost pornographic – and she is a solid 30 lb too heavy for this outfit.”
Moving on to the burger images, which include Kate Upton laying on a car bonnet as she tucks into a tasty-looking cheeseburger, the website said: “I thought cannibalism was illegal?!? If that’s not a very different species of cow, Kate could be in legal trouble!”
The negative abuse went on to describe Kate Upton, 20, as a “squishy brick” and “piggy” before asking: “Has fashion become this?”
No doubt the ridiculous comments will just spur the pretty star on even more to model swimwear in her curvy figure.
Kate Upton first shot to fame when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue last year and has since been on the cover.
Meanwhile, the pro-anorexia website continues to offer its visitors “starving tips of the day” and now has a forum.