History made Ballerina, Misty Copeland, has received her own Barbie doll for Mattel; donned in a similar costume to Copeland’s Firebird ballet role. The doll is featured in the Barbie ‘Sheroes’ platform created to honor female heroes who break boundaries. This line has other dolls modeled after famous women including Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Kristin Chehoweth, and Eva Chen. The dolls on the ‘Sheroes’ line will retail for $29.95. A collectors’ item for sure.
“ As a brand, we want to honor women, like Misty, who are inspiring the next generation of girls to live out their dreams. We know role play often leads to real 'play' in life and we're thrilled to celebrate Misty with her very own doll.”- Lisa McKnight, Barbie General Manager and Senior Vice President.
s.o. to NPR