First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Doll Unveiled

Barbie launches first hijab-wearing doll, inspired by Olympic fencer

Her pint-sized toy double carries a hand-held fencing foil and wears Nike shoes but, rather than wear the fencing helmet on her head and cover the hijab, it is held under the doll's arm.

Enter Mattel's newest doll: she's modelled on fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who made history previous year when she became the first American to compete and win a medal at the Olympics while wearing the hijab.

A one-of-a-kind doll made in her likeness was unveiled at Glamour's Women of the Year Live Summit Monday, as the latest doll in Barbie's "Shero" line (that would be female heroes), a program that celebrates boundary-breaking women meant to inspire the next generation.

Almost 50 years of doll Barbie was glorified because the fact that she always dressed stylishly, wore flawless makeup, and her body was amazingly lean.

As reported by People, Muhammad worked with Mattel every step of the way in the design process and said her resemblance to the doll was uncanny.

Muhammad, the first American to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab, won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio Games.

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MAT stock gained 6.4% on Tuesday. "There has never been a Barbie doll to wear a hijab before".

Barbie has been making history since she was first created in 1959. "I wanted it to have cellulite, but they said it would look like a mistake". The Shero program honors admirable women and their achievements. "To be included in this conversation is very humbling and I'm over the moon about this whole thing". I think that having strong legs helped me win a medal at the Olympic Games, so I wanted my legs to be larger, more athletic legs, toned legs. "I wore it to the Olympic games, so I wanted my Barbie to have the ideal winged liner and also to wear a hijab".

"Today I'm proud to know that little girls who wear hijab and, just as powerfully, those who don't can play with a Barbie who chooses to wear a headscarf", Muhammad said. Other Barbies in this line up were modeled after inspirational people, who dared to be unique, such as singer Zendaya Coleman, actress Emmy Rossum, singer Kristin Chenoweth and director Ava DuVernay.

She hopes that this is just the start of more inclusive representation within the doll market and knows who she would like to nominate for a Shero doll next year.

The new Barbie will be great for kids who wear hijabs, and also for those who don't.

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