Mattel Debuts Barbie Wearing Hijab

The doll is modeled after American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

By Doug Lazy on November 14, 2017
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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 Ibtihaj Muhammad, reports Seventeen, the first American to compete and win a medal in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The Ibtihaj Barbie doll will be on sale in 2018. The doll will come with full fencing attire.

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