Misty Copeland’s Ballerina Barbie Has “Muscles And Calves And Thighs And A Bust”
Supreme ballerina Misty Copeland just added more fuel to this year of Black Girl Magic with the unveiling of her own Barbie doll look-alike.
In 2016, Copeland appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to show off the Misty Copeland Barbie – a beautiful Black ballerina doll dressed in a fiery red bodysuit with a red tail and ballerina shoes.
“I was hands-on with making sure that she really looked like a dancer and looked like me,” Copeland told GMA host, Robin Roberts. “She has muscles and calves and thighs and a bust. That was important to me.”
Priced at $29.95, the doll’s sculpted, curvy features are a powerful statement, as these attributes didn’t align with the traditional “white” standard of beauty in the ballerina world. In the past, Copeland has said…