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A woman created a set of quarantine Barbies to show what life can be like during a pandemic

INSIDER Logo By akrause@businessinsider.com (Amanda Krause) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12: Tonya Ruiz is a grandmother and former model who runs the Instagram account @grandmagetsreal.Her page features custom scenes she creates to depict what Barbie would be like in real life.Recently, however, she's gone viral for creating a set of "Quarantine Barbies" that show how Barbie might react to a pandemic.Speaking to Insider, Ruiz said her dolls are a "comedic commentary on quarantine," and that she hopes to "make people smile" with her creations.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.To find some peace of mind in recent weeks, people have been turning to various nostalgic activities. Some have purchased vintage Tamagotchis, while others have logged onto children's gaming site Club Penguin.Tonya Ruiz, on the other hand, has used Barbie dolls to mimic life during the pandemic. On her Instagram account @grandmagetsreal, Ruiz has been creating and photographing realistic scenes with Barbies since October 2017. Her account is meant to show the activities Barbie might actually do in real life, like decorating her kitchen and working from a home office.So it only made sense for Ruiz to show how Barbie might bake tons of bread and binge-watch her favorite shows while social distancing. Here's how Ruiz's "quarantine dolls" came to be.Read the original article on Insider

A woman created a set of quarantine Barbies to show what life can be like during a pandemic

  • Tonya Ruiz is a grandmother and former model who runs the Instagram account @grandmagetsreal.
  • Her page features custom scenes she creates to depict what Barbie would be like in real life.
  • Recently, however, she's gone viral for creating a set of "Quarantine Barbies" that show how Barbie might react to a pandemic.
  • Speaking to Insider, Ruiz said her dolls are a "comedic commentary on quarantine," and that she hopes to "make people smile" with her creations.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

To find some peace of mind in recent weeks, people have been turning to various nostalgic activities. Some have purchased vintage Tamagotchis, while others have logged onto children's gaming site Club Penguin.

Tonya Ruiz, on the other hand, has used Barbie dolls to mimic life during the pandemic. On her Instagram account @grandmagetsreal, Ruiz has been creating and photographing realistic scenes with Barbies since October 2017. Her account is meant to show the activities Barbie might actually do in real life, like decorating her kitchen and working from a home office.

So it only made sense for Ruiz to show how Barbie might bake tons of bread and binge-watch her favorite shows while social distancing. Here's how Ruiz's "quarantine dolls" came to be.

Read the original article on Insider
© Tonya Ruiz

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