There’s a new squad in Malibu, and they’re as diverse and stylish as ever.
A familiar face joined The New Barbie Crew: Ken. The Barbie Fashionistas line now includes 15 new Ken dolls featuring three body types—slim, broad, and original—in a variety of skin tones, eye colors, and hairstyles, all sporting modern fashion looks. The new Ken dolls are an extension of the Barbie Fashionistas revamp two years ago, which introduced three new Barbie body types: tall, curvy, and petite. Twenty-five new Barbie dolls also join the line this year, bringing more than 100 diverse looks and styles for kids to choose from.
Ken is now more accessible and relatable than ever before, and a lot of good comes out of this huge reveal—including teaching body positivity for boys and providing more play options for all kids. After all, at the end of the day, it’s all about play.
The new Ken dolls are so relatable, I started to recognize them from my own life, and you probably can, too:
Sends “u up?” texts every night and doesn’t get the hint.
Role Model: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Biggest Fear: Not being able to find love on Tinder.
Can Be Found: Trying new types of protein powder.
Reminds you in every conversation that he is vegan.
Known For: Making his own pickles.
Favorite Food: Tofu burgers.
Biggest Fear: That he won’t be able to grow a moustache.
Anxiously awaiting the release of the RompHim.
Known For: Fist bumping starting on the floor, Jersey Shore style.
Role Model: Dave Franco
Can Be Found: Double checking himself in every reflective surface.
Favorite time of year is “Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out.”
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere girls are wearing bikinis.
Can Be Found: Giving his Uber driver a 2-star rating.
Favorite movie: This is The End
Insists socks and sandals is an acceptable fashion choice.
Known For: Carrying around The New Yorker just so everyone can peep the cover.
Role Model: Joe Biden
Can Be Found: Serving drinks in Mason jars.
Asks you to “Netflix and Chill” and actually puts on a documentary.
Favorite Quote: “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
Role Model: LeBron James
Favorite Fictional Character: Albus Dumbledore
“Haha, and then what?”
Known For: Stealing yo girl.
Favorite Food: Cold cuts.
Biggest Fear: The gym closing down on a holiday.
Friendzoned since 2007.
Favorite Quote: “There are plenty of fish in the sea.”
Role Model: Ted from How I Met Your Mother.
Ideal date: Anything when the girl pays.
Still talks to his ex because they’re on good terms.
Known For: Trying to buy girls drinks all night at the bar.
Can’t Live Without: DiGiorno Rising Crust pizza.
Can Be Found: Playing basketball with his boys after work.
Went to ONE music festival and is now a self-proclaimed connoisseur.
Biggest Fear: Not being able to see Beyoncé in concert.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Camping in the woods.
Can Be Found: Finding the best spot to Shazam the song currently playing at the bodega.
Aspiring Bachelor contestant.
Favorite Food: Grandma’s homemade muffins.
Can Be Found: Glancing at his his Apple Watch every 30 seconds.
Ideal date: Dinner and a movie.
Has a PR contact in his Instagram bio.
Known For: Promoting teeth whitening solutions.
Favorite Quote: “Don’t hate me ‘cuz you ain’t me.”
Can’t Live Without: His Ray Bans.
Still wears high school lacrosse gear.
Role Model: Adam Sandler
Can’t Live Without: A summer in the Hamptons.
Favorite Fictional Character: Johnny Bravo
Practices his smoulder in the mirror.
Favorite Food: Any green juice.
Biggest Fear: Not having shoes to match his outfit.
Can Be Found: Wearing lensless glasses.