Meet the Misty Copeland Barbie Doll
We’ve grown accustomed to seeing American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland everywhere: Doing outreach in Rwanda, as a guest editor at Dance Magazine, walking the red carpet at the Met Gala, rehearsing for her multiple roles in ABT’s spring season…the list goes on. Now, she’s conquered new territory. Meet the Misty Copeland Barbie Doll.
Copeland was involved in the doll’s development, in an effort to make sure it reflects a strong ballerina body rather than the absurd proportions of Barbies past. We wonder, though, if Mattel engineered the hips to turn out properly.
Check out Copeland discussing the doll on “Good Morning America.”