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Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party: Former ISU Football Player The Face Of New Ken Doll

It has been announced that Former Iowa State Cyclones defensive lineman Kurtis Taylor has won the “Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend” contest. What does that mean, you ask? It means that Taylor will be the face of the new, improved and updated Ken doll. Now that’s a feather for his cap, wouldn’t you agree? Isn’t every young boy’s dream to one day have your face immortalized courtesy of being part of a product one can find in the toy aisle of any department store? Granted, most young lads likely dream that said toy would be a G.I. Joe or some other action figure as opposed to a doll played with by girls, but beggars can’t be choosers. Personally, I always dreamed of being the face of the next Cabbage Patch Kid, but that dream never came to fruition. Unfortunately for me, I ended up being a lot more like Cabbage Head, but that’s another story.

All that aside, as you can see from the video, Taylor is an excellent candidate and I’m sure he’ll be darn proud of the fact that he will be memorialized in molded vinyl. Turns out he was a pretty decent football player to boot (via Sporting News):

So Barbie, your new man may not have won a Heisman Trophy or even a BCS title, but he wasn’t a bad college football player. With a playing weight of 255 pounds, the 6-foot-2 Taylor was named Iowa State’s comeback player of the year, ranking second in the Big 12 with 6.5 sacks after missing the entire 2006 season, according to the Cyclones’ website. He also made the Big 12 commissioner’s honor roll, as any friend of Barbie should.

So, I guess all that’s left to add is a hearty congratulations to Mr. Taylor. And if he doesn’t invite me to the party at Barbie’s Malibu Beach House, I’m gonna be so pissed.

*apologies for the reference to the atrocity that is Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” “song.” I don’t know what I was thinking.

New Ken doll will bear the face of a former Iowa State football player [Sporting News]