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Misty Copeland Now Has Her Own Barbie Doll

There’s hardly anything Misty Copeland does that isn’t an inspiration. We’ve long admired her as the first black woman to make principal at the American Ballet Theater—so it goes without saying that she’s a total role model. And now, she’ll be able to inspire even more young girls—she has her very own Barbie doll.


Copeland debuted the doll on Good Morning America on Monday, where she discussed the collaborative and creative process behind creating the doll: “I was hands on with making sure that she really looked like a dancer and looked like me.”

The Copeland Barbie is part of the Barbie Sheroes program that features women in different industries who are trendsetters and groundbreakers such as actress Emmy Rossum, triple threat Zendaya, and singer Trisha Yearwood, to name a few.

The doll is seen clad in Copeland’s Firebird costume, which is what she wore while performing her first principal role at the theater. She will be taking the stage once again on May 18 and 19 to bring this character back to life.

The Barbie doll is available for purchase for $29.95 online, and will soon be available for purchase across the country, according to Mattel. 

Ally Meyerowitz is a junior at San Diego State University. She is currently trying to pursue a degree in Journalism with an Italian language minor. She is a Jersey girl born and raised, and she will always be a Jersey girl at heart. When she's not scrolling endlessly through her Instagram and Facebook feeds, you can usually find her watching movies, hanging out with friends or eating chocolate. After college, she hopes to become an entertainment editor at a major publication in New York City.
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