"I'm honored that they asked me to be a part of this," Barbie honoree Trisha Yearwood told PEOPLE
Talk about living in a Barbie world!
Toy manufacturer Mattel honored six inspirational power females who have pushed boundaries and expanded possibilities for women by creating one-of-a-kind lookalike dolls, which were unveiled Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women Luncheon in New York City.
The six women selected for Barbie’s Shero (a clever term for lady heroes) project were Selma director Ava DuVernay, actress and animal welfare activist Emmy Rossum, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, Lucky magazine editor Eva Chen, country singer-actress Trisha Yearwood and 5-year-old fashion designer Sydney "Mayhem" Keiser.
But Barbie collectors won’t find these special editions in stores. Following the awards ceremony, each honoree auctioned off her doll doppelgänger to benefit a charity of her choice.
“I’m honored that they asked me to be a part of this,” Yearwood told PEOPLE at the event. “I think about the women in my life that have been my Sheroes, and my mom is the one that comes to mind.”
Shameless star Rossum took to Instagram to express her excitement about her new mini me, writing, “#Mattel made me my very own Emmy Barbie.”
The celebration continued Monday when Barbie celebrated its National #Shero Day by encouraging women everywhere to give a social media shout out to female leaders in their lives using the special hashtags #Shero and #BeSuper.