Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre, and the trailblazer continues to make history.

Copeland’s doll is a part of the Barbie Sheroes program, which honors, “female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere,” according to a press release.

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!

The Misty Copeland doll will be available for purchase online May 9.



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The revealing of Barbie’s Misty Copeland on GMA

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