Misty Copeland Gets the Barbie Treatment!
Ava DuVernay had eyes sparkle with glee when the “Ava” doll hit the marketplace as part of Mattel’s “Sheroes” collection. Triple threat entertainer and “woke” voice for millennials, Zendaya was also a part of the creative group.
Not to mention the fact that singer Brandy’s barbie makeover has taken on a life of its own. She even has an active Instagram page.
Now, the latest to join the crew of talented Barbie beauties is prima ballerina Misty Copeland!
Offering her vision and design suggestions, Copeland’s Barbie is dressed in the red ensemble she wore during her performance of “The Firebird.”
“It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll,” Copeland stated in a press release. “I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on.”
The Misty Copeland doll is available online and will roll out to retailers nationwide.