Laurie Hernandez Fans Can Buy An Olympic Barbie Doll In Her Likeness

August 14, 2018

Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez has realized another dream – getting a Barbie doll in her own likeness!

Hernandez, 18, has become part of Mattel’s “Shero” project, in which they honor women and girls who break boundaries and inspire others. The gold medal winner announced her doll on Instagram on August 14.

“As a little girl I was pretty self-conscious about my curls and how crazy and frizzy and knotty they were,” Hernandez wrote. “But as I got older I realized that my curls are beautiful and I should embrace them. Now that I have this doll that has hair like mine, it’s gonna have curls like many other people out there. I think that representation is a very big deal … It’s an honor.”

The Laurie Hernandez doll will be available at Walmart stores nationwide.

Image via Instagram/lauriehernandez_

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