Boxer Adams To Be Made Into Barbie Doll

Two time Olympic gold medal winning boxer, Nicola Adams, will join a limited group of women to be made into Barbie’s ‘Shero’ line, with her own version of the iconic doll.

Adams will be the first United Kingdom inspired ‘Shero’ which is designed to honor women who inspire others.

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“I am so excited and honored to be Barbie’s first ever UK Shero and the first ever boxer Barbie,” Nicola said.

The Nicola Adams doll has boxing gloves, boxing gear embroidered with her ‘Lioness’ nickname and her distinctive cropped hairstyle.

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“My hope is that everything I do helps more people realize they can do anything they put their mind to,” she said.

“Without my own role models, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

“Growing up, my biggest role models were my mum and Muhammad Ali – there were no female boxers in media when I was a kid, and I might have discovered my passion sooner if I’d seen other women boxing.

“That’s why empowering the next generation of kids is something I’m passionate about and it’s great to work with Barbie to share my story now,” she added.

Adams joins a list of other ‘Sheroes’ such as director Ava DuVernay, gymnast Gabby Douglas and American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad – the first hijab-wearing Barbie.

“I hope my doll inspires young girls to believe that they can break boundaries in whatever they choose to do,” Nicola said.

 

Original Story: BBC

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