Barbie reveals first hijab-wearing doll inspired by trailblazing U.S. fencer

Shining star TheĀ 30-year-old plus-size model showed off a glimpse of her toned tummy in a cropped white T-shirt and a long black glittery wrap skirt with silver high heels

Come true dream, - commented on the cooperation of Muhammad. At the Rio de Janeiro events in 2016, she won a bronze medal along with her teammates in the women's team sabre competition, the report said.

There's a short wait until the Barbie wearing a hijab will become available in 2018.

A Barbie doll based on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will be the first of the toy line to wear a hijab, according to USA Today.

The one-of-a-kind Barbie doll is a part of its "Shero" line dedicated to boundary-breaking women.




In her Instagram caption, Muhammad wrote, "I'm proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!" Ava Duvernay, Emmy Rossum, Gabby Douglas and Misty Copeland also have dolls modelled off them. The fencer said that she, along with her sisters, used to sow Muslim headdresses for their dolls. Now, she's making history again by getting a Barbie doll made in her honour. The one-of-a-kind doll made in Muhammad's likeness was unveiled at Glamour's Women of the Year Live Summit Monday, as the latest doll in Barbie's "Shero" line, or female heroes, a program that celebrates women meant to inspire the next generation. "I just love it", she said.

For Muhammad, it was not only important for the doll to have her hijab, but also for it to share her likeness and have her body type.

Speaking to People, Muhammad said she was excited about working with Mattel because it works hard to promote strong women and inspire future generations. "I want to challenge the misconceptions not only outside the Muslim community, but also within the Muslim community". This week, Mattel introduced the first Barbie doll to wear a hijab.

A doll that looks like Ebtehaj issued in the series "shero" (Barbie Shero), which breaks the standard pattern of beauty Barbie. "I feel like we're just shattering all the little glass ceilings".

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