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  • Maddie LaBerge

This Barbie is... Anyone You Want it to be: The Social Media Trend Taking the Internet by Storm

Have you been watching in envy as your friends, influencers, and even celebrities have been hopping on the Barbie Movie Poster trend? It's all over my social media, from a TikTok filter that randomly tells you what Barbie you are, to personalized designs on Instagram (I'm sure it will trickle over to Facebook soon enough).

Why is the Barbie Movie Poster trend popular?

If you haven't heard already, the Barbie Movie Poster trend has taken the internet by storm– it's a fun and creative way to showcase your best (or worst) personality traits, your career, your feelings, or anything else you want to share with the world. And it's all because of the newly released Barbie movie posters on April 4, 2023.

What inspired the Barbie Movie Poster trend?

The newly released posters introduced some of the stars of 2023's Greta Gerwig directed film, releasing only in theaters July 21. Margot Robbie's Barbie is everything. No, literally. Leading man, Ryan Gosling's Ken is just Ken. Kate McKinnon's Barbie is always in the splits. And the star studded cast doesn't stop there. Simu Liu, Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan, Dua Lipa, Michael Cera, America Ferrera, Helen Miren, Will Ferrell, Ncull Gatwa, Alexandra Shipp, Ritu Arya, and Hari Nef only begin to cover the names featured in this summer flick.

Twitter users were quick to use this format to showcase their job or profession. For example, "This Barbie is a teacher," "This Ken is a firefighter," or "This Barbie is a marketing pro," with a photo of themselves. It's a great way to share what you do with your followers and let them know a little bit more about you.

Others have used the format to describe their feelings or what they're up to. For example, "This Barbie is a little sad," "This Ken is trying to sleep in," or "This Barbie is feeling adventurous." It's a fun and creative way to express yourself and share your mood with your followers.

But the Barbie Movie Poster trend doesn't stop there. Some social media users have taken it to the next level by describing their relationships with their favorite celebrities. For example, "This Barbie is the biggest Beyonce fan," "This Ken is obsessed with Brad Pitt," or "This Barbie thinks Taylor Swift is the best singer/songwriter of our generation." It's a great way to showcase your love for your favorite celebrity and connect with others who share the same passion.

The trend has even reached meme status, with popular Instagram account @hellicity_merriman using an American Girl Doll Samantha and saying, "This Barbie is the blueprint for out of touch white women everywhere." It's a hilarious take on the trend and shows just how versatile and adaptable it can be.

The best part about the Barbie Movie Poster trend is that it's incredibly easy to do. It takes less than a minute to upload your photo, select your background color, and fill out the format. Just head over to the Barbie Selfie AI website and either take a selfie or upload a photo of yourself. The website will then place your photo in a glittery Mattel sticker-shaped cutout, centered on the movie poster, with the release date on the bottom left. You can adjust your photo how you'd like, and then select whether you'd rather be a Ken or Barbie doll.

Once you've selected your doll, you can fill out the format "This Barbie/Ken is..." to describe yourself. This is where the real fun begins! The possibilities are endless, and you can get as creative as you want.

This Barbie is... using the Barbie Movie Poster trend as a fun and creative way to express whatever I want to. Whether you want to showcase your profession, feelings, personality traits or your love for your favorite celebrity, this trend has got you covered.


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