Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and American Ballet dancer Misty Copeland made history last year when they each got their own shero Barbie dolls.
And now we can add Ibtihaj Muhammad to the list. The Olympic fencer took to her Twitter account yesterday to announce that Mattel has made her "the newest member of the Barbie Shero family."
It's a landmark announcement, considering the doll is Mattel's first hijab-wearing Barbie doll ever, as reported by USA TODAY.
"I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!" the 31-year-old fencer said as part of her tweet. "This is a childhood dream come true."
And people let Muhammad know how much they love the doll, which will be available online next fall, according to the Associated Press.
Major congrats, girl!
This is just beautiful.
Talk to 'em!
Love it. Can't wait until it's available.
(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Glamour)
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