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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
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.
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 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:
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
Barbie has had pretty much every career, i think its cute. Plus it has a camera.. as a kid i always bought he celeb barbies for the microphones/recording studio/tour bus (spice girl dolls!! haha) and look at me now, im an audio engineer. haha it was meant to be, maybe these girls will grow up working on TV sets or be chefs themselves... with really short skirt and platinum hair.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
That's exactly how I refer to Giada and Rachael anyway.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I think it's a great concept. Barbie is the ultimate career woman. She has had so many careers over her lifetime.
elle-j elle-j 8 years
the chef aspect is great, the celebrity bit is ridiculous
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