Mattel Announces First Hijab Wearing Barbie

By Jennifer Brett. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is quite a doll – literally. She’s thrilled to have inspired a Barbie in her likeness, and especially proud that the doll will be the first Barbie to wear a hijab. “This is a childhood dream come true,” she posted. The doll is part of the “She-ro” line.

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Barbie’s First Hijab: Meet the New Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll

By Julia Horowitz. . . .Mattel (MAT), which makes Barbie, announced Monday that the latest doll in its “Shero” collection will be modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. In 2016, Muhammad became the first American to compete in the games while wearing a hijab.

“I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true,” Muhammad said in a tweet.

The news was announced at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit. The doll will go on sale in 2018 . . .

The Shero line, which launched in 2015, includes dolls based on prominent women such as Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, model Ashley Graham, ballerina Misty Copeland, director Ava DuVernay and actress Zendaya. (Read more from “Barbie’s First Hijab: Meet the New Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll” HERE)

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