19 year old Zendaya Coleman just received one of the biggest honors of all time- that is having her own Barbie doll, which is pretty iconic. The actress share her doll who model after her oscars look on Sept. 26 at her Rock’N Royals event. Zendaya took to her instagram to post a side by side picture of her and her doll as well and an inspiring message as the caption.
What a great way to say thank you and to be an inspiration for young girls. The doll doesn’t only represent her beautiful Vivienne Westwood look but it also celebrates diversity. Growing up most of the barbie dolls of color had straight hair and eurocentric features. It’s amazing to see that now a lot more dolls are representing different people and setting new beauty standards, letting little girls know that beauty isn’t one look, it’s multiple looks. I can say that I am proud of Zendaya and Mattel for creating this doll and hopefully we can see more diverse dolls in the market and help empower all young women.
Check out the amazing doll and Zendaya’s message below.
Photo Credit(s): Getty, Rolling Stone
When I was little I couldn’t find a Barbie that looked like me, my…how times have changed. Thank you @barbie for this honor and for allowing me to be apart of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty. Can’t wait to keep doing amazing things with you #besuper @luxurylaw @theshelbyswain
The @zendaya one-of-kind #Barbie! It was so much fun recreating this iconic look she wore at the Oscars, from the #fauxlocs originally done by @theshelbyswain to the @viviennewestwoodofficial gown! Mad love to the amazingly talented team at Mattel that I work with; sculptors, face painters, hair designers, patternmakers, seamstresses and more!
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