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Celebrity Chef Barbie: Love It or Hate It?

Little girls who look up to Giada De Laurentiis and Rachael Ray can now play kitchen with the I Can Be TV Chef Playset Barbie ($44.90). Barbie is the star of her own cooking show, complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen and workstation. She shows that even while cooking, one should look stylish and fashionable. While I'm sure I would have loved this doll when I was young, I can't help but wonder if the celebrity chef phenomenon has gotten a little out of control. What do you think?

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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I would have loved this as a kid. Seeing how since the invetion of the food network chefs have been exploding onto the scene it's pretty relevent. I don't see anything wrong with it at all. It's way better than those god awful bratz dolls. Ugh
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I believe Yum is the one who called this "Celebrity Chef Barbie" - Mattel is calling it "TV Chef Barbie." So it's not necessarily meant to be a diva type of food tv star, right? One can hope... I would have loved this as a kid. But the outfit is ridiculous!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
as I recall, as a child I preferred to play kitchen myself, and not have barbie do it, its really no fun that way, besides what can a girl do with stiff arms like that? It would get old fast.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love this - i think that it's really cute and very relevant seeing as how celebrity chefs are becoming more mainstream and people know who they are. it's a respectable career to have and i'm glad that barbie is branching out.
CYL CYL 8 years
Rachel Ray or other female chefs do not dress like they are about to go out to a club
CYL CYL 8 years
cute idea..skirt is too short for young impressionable girls...nice red hooker boots too
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Oh, Barbie can do no wrong...Go Chef Barbie, go! :)
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
her skirt is way too short
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
her skirt is way too short
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
Look, it's Sandra Lee!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
Look, it's Sandra Lee!
waffley waffley 8 years
I would have loved this as a kid!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Cute.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Cute.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
I think its a cute idea. I don't see the problem with the celebrity part. Whats wrong with being famous for something you love to do?
godeats godeats 8 years
I don't know how any self respecting mother would allow their children to play with Barbies.
verily verily 8 years
I don't mind the chef concept, but the "celebrity" aspect of it annoys me.
wren1 wren1 8 years
I would have LOVED this as a kid!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I don't think she should be considered as a celeb chef. Chef is good enough for me. Plus the kids couldn't careless about the celeb part of it anyway.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
cute! better to imitate this than some other things LOLnow those BRATZ dolls are ridiculous!.... even the name tells on them!!
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
cute! better to imitate this than some other things LOL now those BRATZ dolls are ridiculous!.... even the name tells on them!!
prigwen prigwen 8 years
cute idea, I think I'll always love Barbie! But how do you walk around set in those boots?
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
Well I'm not too keen on Barbie anymore. But I will always love the little mini food and objects that come with them.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I agree with elle j, the chef is cool but the celeb is a but much
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I love me some barbie. :pet:
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