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Mattel is celebrating the actor and LGBTQ activist with a new doll made to her likeness, just in time for her 50th birthday. The 13-inch figure, which is already a No. 1 release on Amazon, sees Cox dazzle in a deep red tulle gown and a full face of glam.
“It’s been a dream for years to work with Barbie to create my own doll,” Laverne Cox said in a statement. “I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection. I hope that people can look at this Barbie and dream big like I have in my career. The space of dreaming and manifesting is such a powerful source and leads you to achieve more than what you originally thought was possible.”
Cox is the iconic brand’s first-ever transgender Barbie, and she will join other trailblazing women in the Tribute Collection such as Lucille Ball and Queen Elizabeth II. Cox also worked closely with Barbie and Mattel in sculpting and designing the doll; the outfit is inspired by some of her most memorable red carpet looks, designed in her favorite color, oxblood red.
“So many trans girls grow up wishing we had dolls (and specifically, Barbies) to play with,” Cox said. “Now there’s one made especially for us.”
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