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New Barbie is modelled after hijab-wearing US Olympian

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad holding a Barbie doll made in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York.

New York

WHEN Barbie made her debut in the 1950s, she had blond hair, white skin and a trove of fashion adornments.

But the iconic doll has come a long way since then. Meet the newest Barbie, who has dark skin, the muscular thighs of an athlete, and a hijab.

The doll,...

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