Naomi Osaka has been honored with her very own Barbie Role Models Doll.
The tennis star took to social media to excitedly announce the release of her doll writing:
Teamed up with Barbie back in 2019 but this time it’s officially official because today I’m introducing the Barbie Role Model Naomi Osaka doll. I really hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything.
This is really seeing a dream of mine come to life, having your own Barbie and potentially seeing little kids playing with it. Omg ????????❤️
Fun fact : (the doll is wearing my outfit from the 2020 Australian Open lol) Also I’ll put the link in my bio.
See her original post below.
Read the description of the doll on the official Barbie website:
Osaka represents Japan as a professional tennis player. She became the first Japanese player in history to win a Grand Slam (one of the four major annual tennis tournaments) at the U.S. Open in 2018. The following year, she won another Grand Slam tournament (the Australian Open) and reached #1 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. She already won her fourth career Grand Slam title earlier in 2021, and she’s using her platform to speak out about issues surrounding human rights and racial injustice. Naomi is a force, on and off the court!
To make the Naomi Osaka Doll a reality, Barbie® Signature turned to designer Carlyle Nuera. He’s well-known for the research he puts into his subjects, and when asked for his thoughts about her, he says, “Obviously Naomi’s athletic skill is unmatched, that’s a fact. But what I personally admire the most about Naomi Osaka is how she uses her platform, the spotlight on her and her voice, to raise awareness about social justice.”
The Naomi Osaka Barbie® Doll wears a Nike tennis dress with brushstroke print, inspired by a look she sported at a major match in 2020. With a white Nike visor, light blue athletic shoes, and a replica of her Yonex tennis racket, she’s ready to hit the court.
The doll body Carlyle chose for the Naomi Osaka doll is the Made to Move™ original doll body, which features 22 total points of articulation, for endless posing possibilities. The included display stand will help you set up some great action shots for your social posts, too.
The Naomi Osaka Role Models Barbie doll will have a price tag of $29.99 in their online shop and there will be a limit of two dolls per person.
This is so dope and well-deserved.