Yes, the 17-year-old women’s halfpipe world champion and Twitter savant is one of the latest athletes to be honored with her own Shero Barbie doll. These dolls are all now one-of-a-kinds and won’t be on sale.
More of the “Global Shero” dolls.
Both lines reflect the Barbie brand’s highest honor: a one-of-a-kind doll made in a real woman’s likeness.
The 14 dolls include women in the arts, the culinary industry, and sports.
Johnson is known as the mathematician that broke through the glass ceiling for Black women in mathematics by calculating complex trajectories for NASA.
Chloe Kim’s doll is dressed in camo.
“Bindi has dedicated her life to wildlife conservation and inspiring the next generation to make a difference in the world”, Mattel states.
What about a Nadine Coyle doll and she comes with TWO passports and a special cry feature?! Modern role models include gold-winning Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, “Wonder Woman” filmmaker Patty Jenkins and boxing champion Nicola Adams.
Jenkins went on to talk about how she is excited about the extended DC universe, she said, “There are a lot of great filmmakers around the DC Universe and there are a lot of great characters”.
For a feminist icon who so avidly fought against Western beauty ideals, some see it as a major slap in the face for the artist to be portrayed as so, well, Barbie-like.
The dolls are part of the Mattel series called “Inspiring Women”. More historical figures will soon be added to the “Inspiring Women” line. These dolls are inspired by various women that come from diverse backgrounds and fields and in some way or the other have broken boundaries to inspire others.
Fan Jason Preston has started a Change.org petition, which as of Wednesday morning had garnered more than 150 signatures, calling for Barbie maker Mattel to create such a doll.
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