Ashley Graham Gets Her Own Barbie Made to Her Measurements
"It's an honor to be immortalized in plastic," Graham said
Ashley Graham has her very own Barbie!
The body positive supermodel, who continues to promote messages of self-acceptance and female empowerment, unveiled a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness at Glamour‘s Women of the Year summit in Los Angeles on Monday.
“We need to work together to redefine the global image of beauty and continue to push for a more inclusive world,” Graham, 27, said in a statement. “I’m thrilled Barbie has not only evolved their product, but also has continued to honor women who are pushing boundaries. It’s an honor to be immortalized in plastic.”
And Ashley’s Barbie has style just like her own too! The doll is dressed in a sparkly Opening Ceremony bodycon dress along with a Sonia Rykiel cropped jean jacket and Pierre Hardy boots – an outfit Graham has worn in real-life before.
The Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit cover girl was also hands-on when it came to her Barbie’s build. “She had to have her thighs touch. No ands, ifs or buts about it. And I asked for cellulite but obviously plastic and cellulite don’t go hand in hand,” she recently told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It was important that the Barbie resembled me as much as possible. The thighs touching was one way to show young girls that it’s okay for your thighs to touch, despite society saying that a ‘thigh gap’ is more beautiful,” Graham continued.
In January, Mattel debuted three new body types – tall, curvy and petite – along with a range of seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles.
Among the women in Hollywood to receive their own Barbies as part of Mattel’s “Shero” series are Zendaya, Kristin Chenoweth, Gabby Douglas, Emmy Rossum, Trisha Yearwood, Misty Copeland and Ava DuVernay.