Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin is getting her very own Barbie Doll ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.
The Bindi Barbie is just one of 17 new dolls honouring historical and modern day women from diverse backgrounds and fields that are breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls.
Bindi was selected by toy manufacturer Mattel for her “ongoing work in wildlife conservation” and “honoring her late father’s legacy by promoting the virtues of wildlife preservation and sustainability across the globe.”
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The Barbie holds a pretty good resemblance to the Sunshine Coast teen, with the doll dressed in a khaki-coloured shirt and shorts (similar to her Australia Zoo uniform) with an adorable koala wrapped around her arm!
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, said she hopes the role model dolls will inspire young girls to be anything they want to be.
“As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see,” Ms McKnight said.
“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”
The new barbie range, dubbed ‘Shero’ (which stands for Female Hero) also includes snowboarding champion Chloe Kim, Great Britain’s most successful female boxer of all time Nicola Adams, world-renowned chef Hélène Darroze, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Prima Ballerina Yuan Tan among many more!
American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and mathematician Katherine Johnson (on whom the movie Hidden Figures was based on) have also been made into barbie dolls in the new doll line series.
“These historical dolls come with educational information about the contributions each woman made to society and their respective fields,” Mattel said in a statement.
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls.
— Barbie (@Barbie) March 6, 2018
It’s not yet known when the new dolls will be available to purchase. For more information on the inspiring new Barbie range, click here.