Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Just Got Her Very Own Barbie

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Muhammad shared a sweet photo of her holding her very own personalised Barbie doll.

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While wearing her traditional Islamic hijab, Muhammad competed as a sabre fencer in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Muhammad became the first U.S. Olympian to compete while wearing the Islamic head scarf during competitions in Rio de Janeiro previous year, winning a bronze medal along with her teammates in the women's team sabre event.

Mattel has for a while been on a real drive to make Barbie dolls more diverse and realistic, and here's the latest result of that push: the first Barbie to wear a hijab headscarf.

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An Olympian-inspired Barbie is the first Mattel doll to wear a hijab.

NEW YORK - The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year's Olympics while wearing a hijab.

The doll is part of the new "Fashionistas" range that features dolls with different body types, skin and eye colours for both Barbie and Ken.

"I think that having strong legs helped me win a medal at the Olympic Games, so I wanted my legs to be larger, more athletic legs, toned legs". Other "Sheroes" include Ashley Graham, Zendaya, Kristen Chenoweth, Gabby Douglas, Emmy Rossum, Trisha Yearwood, Misty Copeland, and Ava DuVernay. Mattel wrote. "Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries". I'm also really big into eyeliner. "I wore it to the Olympic games, so I wanted my Barbie to have the ideal winged liner and also to wear a hijab".

Muhammad turned serious remembering her childhood experiences playing with Barbie-and how she wished for one that looked like her.

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