Gabby Douglas’ Barbie Doll is finally available to buy in stores across the country.
The Olympic gymnast announced that Barbie was making a doll in her likeness last July right before the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics began. The doll is part of Barbie’s “Shero” line, which features other badass women like director Ava DuVernay, actress Emmy Rossum and ballerina Misty Copeland.
Now, fans can buy Douglas’ new “Shero” doll in stores nationwide.
“I’m super honored to be a part of the ‘Shero’ collection,” Douglas told HuffPost. “I hope through my partnership with Barbie that I can continue to inspire boys and girls to strive for their own dreams and their own passions.”
Douglas said she worked closely with Barbie to design the doll.
“It’s so important in the African American community to have that doll that looks like you. For me that’s really big because it sends a positive message saying, you know what you can go out there and achieve your goals no matter what your hair looks like, no matter what color your skin is,” she told HuffPost.
Scroll below to see more photos of Douglas’ “Shero” doll.
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Source: HuffPost Black Voices