A few months away from turning 21, Demi Lovato made an unusual birthday wish.
1 of my biggest dreams, having collected Barbies since I was a kid, is to have my own Barbie BUT with my actual body type.. Weight & height
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) June 10, 2013
The singer added that an average-shaped Barbie would be “one dope 21st birthday” present.
While encouraging her 14.7 million Twitter followers to tweet @BarbieStyle, Demi also suggested Mattel create a Barbie with some cellulite: “After all, around 95% of ALL women have it!!!”
The X Factor judge’s fans were quick to back up Demi.
“I’d buy a @ddlovato Barbie in a heart beat… I’d actually buy like 1,000 and give them to every little girl i see,” wrote one, who Demi retweeted.
Last year, a fan threw a Barbie doll at Demi while she was performing in Brazil. The young star then took a moment to give a very grown-up speech.
“I spent my whole life trying to be this and trying to look like this,” Demi told her fans. “And guess what? I’m not this. And it means the world to me that you guys still love me no matter what.”
With her words, actions and example, Demi is quickly becoming one of the most body-positive women in Hollywood. She has been open about her past struggles and supportive of others who deal with depression, self-harm and eating disorders.
Past studies have shown that Barbie’s proportions are physically impossible for women.