What Will Barbie's New Career Be?

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Barbie is about to get a new j-o-b. Credit: Mattel

If you thought all Barbie did was tool around Malibu in her pink Corvette and lament that "Math class is tough!," well, you've got this iconic blonde all wrong.

In fact, Ms. Barbie turned 50 last year, and girlfriend has been busy.

She has been a pilot, a rock star, an aeorbics instructor and a CEO. Oh, and she was also an astronaut who landed on the moon four years before Neil Armstrong did.

Now she's about to embark on her 125th career. (Averaging 2.5 careers per year, she's ambitious, if not ready to commit.) Fans voted on the Barbie Web site and chose among the five career finalists: architect, computer engineer, environmentalist, news anchor and surgeon. The winning career will be announced at the New York Toy Fair on February 12.

ParentDish asked Mattel spokesperson Michelle Chidoni to give us a hint about what Barbie's new career will be, and she said it's a field in which women are underrepresented. Hmmmmm....

With Barbie working hard, what is Ken up to these days? Oh, right. He's a Palm Beach Sugar Daddy.

Either way, it's hard to dispute that "Life in plastic, it's fantastic!"

Related: Barbie Attracts Twitter Followers with Designers' Help

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