Mattel launches Barbie inspired by Laverne Cox

The doll is inspired by one of Cox's red carpet looks. (Photo: Mattel release)
The doll is inspired by one of Cox's red carpet looks. (Photo: Mattel release)

Actress Laverne Cox, 49, is the first transgender woman to become Barbie. Mattel, launched last Wednesday (25), a doll in celebration of the artist’s 50th birthday, which takes place next Sunday (29).

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The doll is inspired by one of Cox’s red carpet looks. “She wears an original creation featuring a deep red tulle gown gracefully draped over a dazzling, silver metallic bodysuit. Glamorous details include stunning silver earrings and red carpet-worthy heels. Her long, gorgeous hair is side swept into glamorous Hollywood waves while dramatic makeup completes her look”, says the brand ad.

“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”.

Laverne Cox is known for her roles in the Netflix series “Orange is the new black” and “Inventing Anna”.



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