Misty Copeland Barbie ®Doll available now (Images)

Image Credit: The Barbie Collection
           This Monday Mattel released Misty Copeland Barbie ®Doll in honor of Principal Dancer & Ballerina Misty Copeland.   You can purchase your very own for yourself or your favorite dancer for only $29.99.  It is currently sold out on The Barbie Collection; however, you can pre-order it on other retailers like Target.   According to NPR, This doll is part of Barbie’s Sheroes program that honors female heroes who break boundaries, a line of toys modeled on other famous women, from Ava DuVernay and Emmy Rossum ,Kristin Chenoweth and Eva Chen.
Ballerina Misty Copeland
Image Credit: Mattel

As the first African American female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is an inspirational star, paving the way for future dancers all over the world! Her fire red bodysuit, with sunburst orange tulle cutouts, stretches over her perfectly poised body while layers of red and orange tulle tease a luxurious red tail. A vibrant tulle headpiece tops off her elaborate look, adding drama and flair. The doll features a brand-new ballerina body, with a face sculpted to Misty's likeness!

Growing up I was a big fan of Barbie and loved the direction the company is going. It is especially great for girls growing up now to have dolls that look more like them. Will you purchase your very own? Let us know in the comments below.

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