"Broad Ken doesn't have a six-pack, but he does have pecs, and abs with light definition -- a far cry from the potbellied 'Dadbod Ken' many commentators proposed," GQ's Caity Weaver wrote.
"Originally, I made him paunchy. I gave him a nice healthy gut. So he was the post-holiday Ken," Ray Cavalluzzi, a Barbie sculptor at Mattel told GQ, noting that the company considered naming the broad body type "hefty" and "husky." "It was a matter of finding a balance. You don't want to go too much."