The lady who turned into the main US Olympian to contend wearing a hijab now has a Barbie demonstrated after her—and it’s the first to wear a headscarf in the doll’s 58 years of presence.
Bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, 31, stood out as truly newsworthy when she wore her hijab at the Rio Olympic amusements a year ago.
She revealed the doll Mattel made in her respect as a major aspect of its ‘Shero’ line committed to uplifting ladies, which additionally incorporates Ava DuVernay, Ashley Graham, who facilitated the doll’s introduction in New York City, Misty Copeland, and Gabby Douglas.
She expressed her feelings on Twitter:
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie #Shero family! 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 ?? #shero pic.twitter.com/py7nbtb2KD
— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) November 13, 2017
She further added:
— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) November 14, 2017
According to Ibtihaj Muhammad, She said
It’s so cool to see myself in this little doll form with my fencing uniform on,’ she told People. ‘It says my name on the back and it has a fencing mask and the little sabre. I just love it’.