Mattel Debuts Barbie Wearing Hijab
The doll is modeled after American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
By Sarah Kuta on November 14, 2017
Mattel released the first hijab-wearing Barbie at the Glamour’s Women of the Year summit in New York City.
The doll is modeled after American Olympic fencer Seventeen, the first American to compete and win a medal in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics., reports
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie #Shero family! 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 😭💘 #shero pic.twitter.com/py7nbtb2KD
— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) November 13, 2017
The Ibtihaj Barbie doll will be on sale in 2018. The doll will come with full fencing attire.