The breathtaking, boundary breaking ballerina Misty Copeland made a special announcement on Good Morning America today that is sure to bring out your inner child!
While she has been making heavy strides to break barriers since making history as the first African American female principal at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland has now inspired a new, exclusive Barbie doll. The ballerina also held a large part in the design process of mini Misty, as the dolls outfit is influenced by Copeland’s Firebird costume, which she wore to her debut performance as principal ballerina.
“I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina, and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on. It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll,” she shared. Copeland joins the likes of starlet Zendaya, Trisha Yearwood and Ava DuVernay as a part of Mattel’s Barbie Sheroes program, which is the evolution of Barbie with new body types, skin tones and hairstyles. Mattel says this series is “honoring female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere.”
The doll retails at only $29.95 online, but the inspiration is truly priceless! Purchase the Misty Copeland inspired Barbie here.