Barbie honors ‘Sheroes’ including Ava DuVernay, Kristin Chenoweth

Photo credit: @directher via Instagram
Photo credit: @directher via Instagram

Selma director Ava DuVernay was honored with her very own Barbie doll as part of Mattel’s new “Sheroes” collection.

The collection, which was unveiled at Variety’s “Power of Women” luncheon on Friday, April 24, introduced Barbie versions famous women like Broadway star Kirsten Chenoweth, actress Emmy Rossum and country singer Trisha Yearwood.

“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,” said Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager of Barbie, in a statement. “Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers.”

DuVernay gushed about the honor via Twitter.

According to Barbie’s Twitter feed, “A #Shero is a female hero, who inspires women and girls to believe Anything is Possible. Who’s your Shero? #BeSuper.” Have a Shero in your life? On Monday, April 27 Barbie prompts fans to support #Shero Day by tagging the women in their lives who are real life Super Sheroes and to be #BeSuper!

Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen, and 5-year-old fashion designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser were also honored with their very own Shero dolls.

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