Who is Barbie’s Best Friend? The Battle for BFF

Who is Barbie’s Best Friend? Well, it depends.

Ah, the age-old question that has plagued society for generations: who is Barbie’s best friend? While some may argue that it’s Ken, others insist that it’s Midge, and there are even some who believe that it’s Skipper. Oh! And, you can’t forget Teresa! Well, my dear friends, it’s time to put this debate to rest once and for all! Let’s dive into the world of plastic fantastic and find out who the real MVP of Barbie’s squad is.

First, let’s start with Ken. This dreamboat has been by Barbie’s side since 1961 and has been the subject of many a romantic fantasy. He’s got the classic good looks, with his chiseled jaw and gorgeous hair. Ken is the quintessential all-American guy, with a charming smile and a heart of gold. He’s the perfect partner for Barbie, whether they’re cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway in a pink Corvette or hiking through the Swiss Alps. He’s always there to support Barbie and help her pursue her passions, whether she wants to be a ballerina or a world traveler.


But let’s not forget about Midge. This retro beauty first joined the Barbie gang in 1963 and has been turning heads ever since. With her curly red hair, freckled complexion, and cheerful personality, Midge is the girl next door that everyone wants to be friends with. She’s always up for a good time, whether it’s hosting a slumber party or going on a road trip. And let’s not forget about her famous bendable legs, which made her a favorite among kids who loved to pose her in all sorts of wacky positions.

who is barbie's best friend? original midge doll

But wait, there’s more! Enter Skipper, the younger sister of Barbie who first arrived on the scene in 1964. Skipper may be the little sister, but she’s got a big personality. With her spunky attitude and adventurous spirit, Skipper is always up for a challenge. Whether she’s scaling a mountain or swimming with dolphins, Skipper is never one to shy away from a new experience. Plus, as the younger sibling, she brings a fresh perspective to the group and helps keep everyone on their toes.

original barbie skipper - barbie's best friend?

In Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse featuring Barbie, she indeed declared Teresa as her “best friend and sidekick,” as well as acknowledging all of her friends including Nikki, Summer, Midge, Raquelle, and Grace, as her “BFFs.”

barbies best friend ever

So, who is the real best friend of Barbie? Well, it’s a tough call. Each of these dolls brings something unique and special to the table and everybody changes over time. Ken is the classic heartthrob and has been around the longest, Midge is the fun-loving bestie and probably the most well-known BFF, and Skipper is the spunky younger sister who probably knows Barbie more than anyone. Lastly, Teresa and friends all get a special shoutout from Barbie herself.

But at the end of the day, it’s clear that Barbie doesn’t need just one best friend. She’s got a whole squad of amazing companions who love and support her, no matter what.

Barbie, the iconic doll, made her grand debut on March 9th, 1959, thanks to the American toy company Mattel. Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel, came up with the idea for Barbie and named her after her daughter Barbara. The original Barbie was an 11.5-inch tall teenage fashion model, marketed as a toy for young girls to engage in imaginative play and design their own fashions.

Over the course of six decades, Barbie has become a household name and a global phenomenon. She has adapted to cultural changes and shifting societal expectations, continuously incorporating the latest fashion trends. From films and TV shows to video games, Barbie has entertained and inspired children of all ages, solidifying her status as a beloved icon.

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