Last year Misty Copeland made headlines after becoming the first African-American to be promoted to principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre. Since then her career has continued to soar. And now, the graceful dancer, is being honored with her own Barbie Doll.
Mattel announced the new Barbie on Facebook saying, “Principal ballerina Misty Copeland inspires us to dream big and never give up. We’re celebrating her strength and determination with the Misty Copeland Barbie doll!” The doll is part of the companies Sheros Collection. Misty attributes Barbie as being a way for her to dream.
The doll can be pre-ordered on Mattel’s website for $29.95.