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Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Barbie| The Shero Collection

Gabby Douglas is an amazing gymnast and we look forward to seeing her this year in Rio during the summer Olympics. She has so much to be proud of!  She made history in 2012 by becoming the first woman of color to win the individual all-around competition in the Olympics. She will be one of five gymnast representing the United States in the 2016 Olympics. What could possibly be greater than being an Olympian you might ask? What else could she possibly be adding to her resume of awesomeness? Well, she now has her own Barbie!

Mattel has created a “Shero” line of Barbie dolls and Gabrielle Douglas is now a part of this amazing collection. The Shero line includes Misty Copeland,Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Trisha Yearwood and Zendaya. This line was created to focus on female heroes who inspire girls to be great by breaking boundaries.

As a former Barbie collector it is extremely exciting to see more and more women of color being represented. As girls we love our dolls and want to emulate our dolls. Therefore it is important for girls to have dolls that look like them. Now young girls everywhere will have their own Gabby Douglas sitting at home waiting for them, a beautiful representation of a woman of color right at their fingertips.

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