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Angela Merkel Models As Barbie

By Staff

Barbie is going to celebrate her 50th birthday, to mark the occasion, the celebrated doll is going to be modeled on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The 54- year old German leader is considered the perfect model for Barbie and will be put on display at the international toy fair in Nuremberg . The toy is priced at 17 pounds and has a youthful look with thin waistline.

"She's simply a good role model for girls around the world," the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for Mattel, the company that makes Barbie dolls, as saying. However, Merkel has not yet commented on the doll that adorns a blonde bob hairstyle and a crisply tailored jacket, a typical Merkel style.

The special 'Angela Merkel doll' is among 70,000 new exhibited at the fair, celebrating its 60th anniversary. AGENCIES

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Story first published: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 13:48 [IST]
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