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14/10/2015 06:35 BST | Updated 14/10/2015 07:59 BST

Bratz Dolls Get A Makeover To Become Inspirational Women Who Changed The World

Bratz Dolls are usually synonymous with heavy eyeshadow and skimpy outfits, but one artist decided to give the toy a much-needed makeover, transforming them into inspirational women who have changed the world.

For her Mighty Dolls project, Wendy Tsao chose a handful of women who have made a significant impact in the world including Malala Yousafzai and J.K. Rowling.

Tsao says she was inspired by Sonja Singh's Tree House dolls, who gives popular dolls a "make-under", removing make-up for a more natural look.

"I really admire the women that I featured in my Mighty Dolls, for what they did or achieved and continue to do," she said. "They should be role models instead of, or at least, alongside the products of Disney and Hollywood."

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"We must tell girls their voices are important." - Malala Yousafzai, education campaigner and youngest Nobel Prize laureate

Tsao recognises that some adult female role models may be difficult for younger generations to relate to, so she was inspired to show the women as young children.

"We need to show children that these remarkable women were once children too. And that everyone has a potential."

But it isn't just children she hopes her work will inspire adults too. "You know how we 'outgrow' our toys -Bratz doll or Disney princess doll. It’s hard to imagine feeling the same way about Malala. Can you outgrow Malala?"

The 'Mighty Dolls' Project