We can’t wait to get our hands on a Laurie Hernandez Barbie!
This morning, the 18-year-old Olympic gymnast took to Instagram and posted a photo holding her very own “Shero” Barbie. Mattel – Barbie’s parent company – has been teaming up with inspiring women since 2015 to launch a series of “Shero” dolls to honor those who break boundaries in their respective fields, and Laurie is the latest to join the ranks!
The Laurie Hernandez Barbie is dressed just like a competing gymnast and comes with two leotards, a pair of sweatpants and a duffle bag! In a recent interview, Laurie spoke about the excitement she felt after finding out that she’d be getting her own Barbie, saying:
“I’ve always dreamed of having my own barbie, but I never knew that it was actually going to happen. The first person I called was my mom … I call my mom for everything really,”
Not only is Laurie inspiring young girls everywhere with her new Barbie, but she also teamed up with Nike for a campaign to help young women achieve their dreams!