Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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

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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.”

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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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