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Barbie Gets a Hijab and is Modeled After an Olympic Fencer

It is the latest addition in the company’s “Shero” collection, with Ibtihaj Muhammad being the model.

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If you think Barbie could not get any better, then you probably have not heard the recent update. That is because she, for the first in history, will be wearing a hijab. And she will be modeled after a titular Olympic fencer.

The company Mattel announced that the newest inclusion in its “Shero” doll collection would be modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammed, the said Olympic athlete. Muhammed was known for being the first American to ever compete in the games while wearing a hijab.

Barbie’s newest version will find her wearing a hijab.

In a tweet, the fencer said:

I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true.”

The news was revealed at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit. Mattel plans to launch the sale next year, though no definite date has been set yet. The company is indeed working in making its doll collection more diverse, with an effort to further expand its brand’s appeal.

The new version will be modeled after Olmypic fencer named Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Source: Billboard

The Shero line was launched in 2015, and it already includes dolls based on prominent women. These include but not limited to Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, ballerina Misty Copeland, actress Zendaya, model Ashley Graham, and director Ava DuVernay.


Later on, Barbie rolled out with a petite, tall, and curvy version. This was then followed by a set of Ken dolls, Barbie’s boyfriend. It is currently available in three body types and seven skin tones.

Mattel wants to pursue diverse versions of Barbie, with each based upon prominent women.

Source: NPR

Sejal Shah Miller, Barbie’s vice president of global marketing, was quoted saying,

Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented, and by honoring her story, we hope this doll reminds them that they can be and do anything.”

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There is a reason why the term “diva” perfectly rhymes with Coco Austin, the wife of titular rapper Ice-T. Just recently, she was able to reach true “diva-ship” thanks to her bizarre request. And, oh, this is not your typical diva demand thing. This one is over the top!

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She even took her time to walk down the street, despite the heavy stares from the onlookers.

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49 Times Gordon Ramsay Roasted People’s Cooking Skills on Twitter

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Everyone knows who Gordon Ramsay is, particularly those who live and breathe cooking. While they know how great this guy is in what he does, they also know why he is infamous in the industry. That is because he does not only roast meat, he also does it to people. Still, everyone loves him for it.

Apparently, a number of people were brave enough to take to Twitter their finest efforts and asked the Kitchen Nightmares king to judge their culinary success. Although they already knew what they were getting into, it did not stop them from asking Ramsay: “How was my cooking?”

As expected, they got burned and grilled by the great Gordon Ramsay. Well, you can actually see the heat for yourself. Scroll down and see how the infamous chef responded to people’s culinary efforts on social media.

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