Misty Copeland has her own Barbie doll. The awesomely talented ballerina announced the news earlier today. The doll is a part of Mattel’s Barbie Sheroes program. Other inspiring women such as Zendaya, Ava Duvernay, and Trisha Yearwood were chosen to have their own Barbie doll through this program that celebrates women who are expanding possibilities and breaking boundaries.
The doll is in dressed in the costume from the Russian ballet “Firebird.” This was Misty’s first principal role for the American Ballet Theatre. She will reprise this role later this month on May 18 and 19 at the Metropolitan Opera House.
“I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on,” Copeland stated in a press release. “It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation with my very own Barbie doll.”
The Misty Copeland Barbie is currently on sale online.