Talk about the magic of black girls! Yesterday Naomi Osaka announced on her social media that she will be bringing out a Barbie doll with Mattel and the world has gone crazy! She revealed that she’s been working on the venture on Twitter since 2019 and hoped fans would see her as a role model. Naomi tweeted, “I hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything,” as she promotes the doll out today!
When she first made the announcement on Instagram, she had 4,000 people leaving comments showing support and enthusiasm, including actresses Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union and Storm Reed. Today fans showed up and came to buy the doll. According to CNN, it sold out within hours of its release. The $ 29.99 doll had curly hair and wore a Nike tennis dress and white visor. This is similar to what Naomi wore to the 2020 Australian Open. According to reports, Barbie hired designer Carlyle Nuera to make the doll. In a statement from a press release about the doll, he spoke of his admiration for Naomi.
“Naomi’s athletic ability is obviously second to none. That’s a fact, “Carlyle said in the press release. “But what I personally admire most about Naomi Osaka is how she uses her platform, the spotlight on her and her voice, to raise awareness of social justice.” Naomi has played a role with Mattel, this is the second time she has worked with the company. Before that, she had an appearance in 2019 as one of her Shero dolls. The roommates were excited but sad that they couldn’t secure the doll! One commented, “I couldn’t even get it for my daughter. Now I have to wait for the resale and pay $ 1,000,000,000 for it. ”
Roommate, did you guys buy one?
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