You know that you have made it when retail giant Mattel creates a Barbie doll just for you! This year, Barbie turns 60 and she’s celebrating adding a few new items to her catalogue. In addition to the new books, initiatives, and anniversary events, Barbie is adding new faces to the family. The “Sheroes” collection will add 20 new faces from all over the world and of course, Yara Shahidi is among the lot!
To coincide with International Women’s Day, March 8th, the brand chose diverse women from ages 19-85 to represent.
The tremendously talented actress and advocate commented on Instagram that, “I’m honored to be repping all the young ones as a Barbie Role Model. Let’s continue to inspire the next generation and each other. We need your voices and are watching you all Blossom and shine!”
In addition to Shahidi, Barbie fans will see other familiar faces, Tennis-pro Naomi Osaka and model Adwoa Aboah. It looks like Barbie is kicking off her anniversary with a bang. We cannot wait to see what it next.