Friday, December 8, 2023

Selma Director Ava DuVernay is Honoured with Her Very Own Barbie Doll

Last week, as part of #Shero Day which held on 27th of April (2015), Mattel honoured 6 women with their very own miniature, plastic version of themselves – leading Selma director, Ava DuVernay to be made into her very own Barbie doll.

The award-winning director, pictured in an ankara on the red carpet
The award-winning director, pictured in an ankara on the red carpet

Ms DuVernay, pictured centre, in plastic

As part of the brand’s Variety Power of Women Luncheon, which took place in New York, the director (alongside editor-in-chief of Lucky mag, Eva Chen, country artist Trisha Yearwood, and actresses Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy Rossum) was presented with the doll for her inspirational work, Mattel commenting;

“Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this Spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls.”

Ava DuVernay’s honorary Barbie doll

Each Shero will auction off their doll, with funds going to a charity of their choice. And, with Ms DuVernay’s being the epitome of cool, with her long braids, flecked grey pants, black polo and wooden bangle – not forgetting the director’s chair she sits atop – we at SPICE think Mattel just made the best Barbie ever.

Tell us what you think of Ava DuVernay’s Barbie doll below in the comments box or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SPICETVAFRICA.

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