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Prima ballerina Misty Copeland honoured with her own Barbie

HONOURED: Misty Copeland

HONOURED: Misty Copeland

PRIMA BALLERINA Misty Copeland is being honoured with a Barbie doll in her likeness, the doll’s maker announced today (May 2).

Misty, 33, made history last year when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre.

“It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll,” Misty said in a press release.

The doll is part of the Barbie Sheroes program, which honors women who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for a diverse group of women.

Previous Sheroes include movie director Ava DuVernay and actress Zendaya.

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