Barbie's toy-boy Ken's life in fashion

Saturday, March 12, 2011



I think you all know who Ken is. Yesterday he was celebrating his 50th birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEN Open-mouthed smile 

Here I put some important things you should know about him:

  • full name: Ken Carson
  • named after the son of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliott Handler
  • born: March 11, 1961
  • Ken is two years and two days younger than his ex girlfriend Barbie
  • From: Willows, Wisconsin
  • Ken stands 12" tall, 1⁄2" taller than Barbie
  • The first Ken doll wore red swim trunks, sported cork sandals and carried a yellow towel
  • In 1961, two versions of Ken doll were launched with "molded" plastic hair - blond and brunette
  • In 1973, Ken debuted a new "real" rooted hairstyle
  • Ken has a younger brother, Tommy (1997)


  • Ken's best friend is Alan, the husband of Midge
  • Ken met Barbie on the set of their first television commercial together in 1961


  • Barbie and Ken broke up on Valentine's Day in 2004
  • Ken received a makeover by celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch in 2006
  • In Summer 2010, Ken made his big screen debut in Toy Story 3, which included more than 50 costume changes

Ken look really changed through the years :


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