Naomi Osaka Barbie Doll sold immediately after launch [VIDEO]
Naomi Osaka is definitely a force to be reckoned with! The tennis star has shown the importance of representation and her popularity with a new generation, now that the Barbie doll inspired by her has been sold immediately after the official release.
Mattel launched the iconic doll as part of their new Barbie role model collection, with Naomi’s doll wearing a beautiful Nike dress and a white visor, similar to the outfit she wore at the 2020 Australian Open.
The 23-year-old star took to Twitter to celebrate the launch of her Barbie doll, showcasing the collection and confessing that she hopes “every child will be reminded that he can be whatever he can be and do. whatever”.
Naomi is undoubtedly a talented tennis player, but she is also admired for being an outspoken famous figure, always sharing her views on human rights, mental health and racial injustice.
Carlyle Nuera, the designer in charge of making the unique doll, also admitted that he admired Naomi because her “athletic skills are unmatched”, adding that he personally admired the way “she uses her platform, the spotlight on her and her voice, to raise awareness of social justice.
I first teamed up with @Barbie in 2019 and today we present the Barbie Role Model Naomi Osaka doll. Hope every kid remembers that he can be and do anything: https://t.co/GrPuW1WkMn
Fun fact: (the doll is wearing my Australian Open 2020 outfit lol) pic.twitter.com/DlL98lNfQj
– NaomiOsaka 大 坂 な お み (@naomiosaka) July 12, 2021
This isn’t the first time Mattel has chosen Naomi to represent the brand, also making an appearance in 2019 for their Shero doll collection, once again showing how much she is loved among her fans.