Just in time for the 2020 election, Yara Shahidi‘s Barbie Shero doll is making a comeback to inspire girls all over the world.
The actress’ unique doll wears a gray power suit paired with a Tory Burch “vote” T-shirt which is the same one she wore to a We Vote Next summit last year.
The doll initially launched in 2019 as a part of Mattel’s Shero program that launched in 2015. It’s also a part of the toy maker’s Role Model Series which sheds light on notable women who are affecting positive change in the world.
“Yara Shahidi’s doll empowers the next generation of voters to stand up for what they believe in, emphasizes the importance of using one’s voice at every age, and shows young voters how they hold the power to help shape a better future,” Mattel said in a statement.
A presale of the doll will be available on the Barbie website as well as Amazon with plans to ship at the beginning of October.
When Shahidi was asked what she loved most about the Barbie, she told GMA, “For sure my ‘vote’ shirt because it’s a shirt that I wear all the time and the fact that my Barbie gets to rep it is really exciting.”
She continued, “I’ve worn the vote shirt on multiple occasions, I think most notably my Eighteen x 18 summit in which we gathered students and my peers from around the states to come together before midterms to talk about what matters to us and what’s important walking into midterm elections of 2018.”
The collectible Yara Shahidi Barbie Shero Doll also comes with a QR code on the packaging that links to WeVoteNext, a platform that gives direction on voter registration.
The doll also has an empowering “I Voted” sticker.
By Jacqueline Laurean Yates
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