YARA SHAHIDI NOW HAS HER OWN BARBIE DOLL

Actress and activist Yara Shahidi now has an official Barbie doll in her likeness - and it's wearing the same "Vote" t-shirt that she wore to her organization Eighteen x 18's inaugural #WeVoteNext summit. 

To celebrate International Women's Day and Barbie's 60th anniversary, Mattel revealed a new set of role models that represent 18 different countries. In addition to Shahidi, model Adwoa Aboah and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka brought more Black girl magic to Barbie's Shero collection, which includes: actress/activist Zendaya, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, ballet phenom Misty Copeland, Nasa pioneer Katherine Johnson, visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (who has the first-hijab wearing Barbie Doll). 

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Richard Kang