People tend to think of Barbie as a role model.
She's both a medical doctor and an astronaut, after all! Of course, so is Mae Jemison.
But just because Barbie is among the most accomplished dolls in the world doesn't mean she doesn't have some skeletons in her closet.
The hashtag #BarbiesDarkSecrets has been circulating around Twitter, with users sharing the bits of Barbie history the doll never wanted you to know.
Her mom paid $500k and photoshopped her on the rowing team to get her in to USC #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/yIO5g825So— Dan Emerson (@Dan Emerson)1562761507.0
Ken is her gay best friend. #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/u1c5Th7NmO— 🇬🇧Mizz K🇨🇳 (@🇬🇧Mizz K🇨🇳)1562754667.0
#BarbiesDarkSecrets ...she failed all of her court ordered anger management classes https://t.co/htYrA406je— itsallrealitv (@itsallrealitv)1562762870.0
Barbie's secrets range from innocent to criminal...
She got a restraining order against Woody on the set of Toy Story #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/wZyCQP4zDx— BangorBuoyNI (@BangorBuoyNI)1562760121.0
She rides Ken but not in the Malibu convertible. #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/LiRseWOUtl— Toni DeVelin (@Toni DeVelin)1562761438.0
Likes to roleplay apparently. #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/jM5OkRbip8— DennyZ (@DennyZ)1562755397.0
Who is Barbie really behind the facade of her public image?
#BarbiesDarkSecrets On Instagram On Twitter filtered af keeping it real https://t.co/Ujrl4LmX28— Sarah (@Sarah)1562757621.0
#BarbiesDarkSecrets There was that weekend in Vegas. https://t.co/Gk8YH0pMCH— Skidz (@Skidz)1562758450.0
#BarbiesDarkSecrets She's not going back. https://t.co/NXt6geXv34— mein schwanz bleibt durstig (@mein schwanz bleibt durstig)1562758158.0
There's a lot of things you never realized while playing with Barbies as a kid.
She doesn’t have periods, she has commas, #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/xmNlvZk2AN— Bacardi Rose (@Bacardi Rose)1562760272.0
She keeps her victims in the closet for spare parts #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/7E7vCaIf5f— uncle vanya (@uncle vanya)1562754985.0
Barbie is wanted in multiple states.
#BarbiesDarkSecrets she has been arrested more than once... https://t.co/pF7TYpb5qM— Saga_Says (@Saga_Says)1562753618.0
She is actually a drag queen. #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/cGduCsaitp— 🇬🇧Mizz K🇨🇳 (@🇬🇧Mizz K🇨🇳)1562754612.0
#BarbiesDarkSecrets She’s cold hearted doll https://t.co/n9FBKcZeFG— ruben (@ruben)1562753873.0
In a past life, Barbie was one of the Earth's most terrifying villains.
She heard....Come on Barbie. Let's go party too many times. #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/TWaxvVcWrf— Sandy (@Sandy)1562753860.0
Barbie in the streets, Bratz in the sheets #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/KelPBvTsCQ— Katelynne (@Katelynne)1562769590.0
And of course, she knows how to party.
Partying when the Shelf Elf is around. #BarbiesDarkSecrets https://t.co/YRJYu7dG6R— Keri Barker (@Keri Barker)1562768548.0
The bimbo thing is just an act. She's got a PhD in economics. How else could she afford her own car and dream house… https://t.co/AeiiZoUeaw— 🇬🇧Mizz K🇨🇳 (@🇬🇧Mizz K🇨🇳)1562755129.0
Barbie has clearly done a few things she regrets...
#BarbiesDarkSecrets Shes definetely a serial killer. I found this pic on the deep web, please dont support her shes… https://t.co/Yn2AyhzvCG— 𝕝𝕦𝕔𝕒//#WeStandWithTaylor (@𝕝𝕦𝕔𝕒//#WeStandWithTaylor)1562756193.0
...but some sins are truly unforgivable.
#BarbiesDarkSecrets Cheated on her taxes https://t.co/DD49fPNmde— Hazy2U (@Hazy2U)1562755782.0
Never be too sure you know your dolls!
They had their own lives before they met you, after all.
For the spry 60 year-old doll, life has been a whirlwind. Learn all about her wild ride with Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy available here for pre-order.
"Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, full-color portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, a foldout timeline, and much more. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world."
If you're all about the fashions, Dressing Barbie: A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America's Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them is available here.
"Published in commemoration of Barbie's sixtieth anniversary, Dressing Barbie is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made America's favorite doll and the incredible woman behind them."