Barbie Unveils Its First Ever Hijab-Wearing Doll

The woman who became the first US Olympian to compete wearing a hijab now has a Barbie modeled after her—and it’s the first one to wear a headscarf in the doll’s 58 years of existence.  Bronze medalist and sabre competitor Ibtihaj Muhammad, 31, made headlines when she donned her hijab at the Rio Olympic games last year.  Yesterday, she unveiled the doll Mattel made in her honor as part of its “Shero” line dedicated to inspirational women, which also includes Ava DuVernay, Ashley Graham, who hosted the doll’s debut in New York City, Misty Copeland, and Gabby Douglas.

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