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Barbie's new Inspiring Women dolls include Chloe Kim, Patty Jenkins, Amelia Earhart and more

New York Daily News

There are some new Barbies in town — just in time for International Women's Day.

Barbie is launching 14 dolls in the likeness of modern-day role models, including snowboarding champion Chloe Kim, 17; filmmaker Patty Jenkins, 46; conservationist Bindi Irwin, 19, and UK boxing champion Nicola Adams, 35.

The company is also introducing the "Inspiring Women" doll series, which features aviator Amelia Earhart, painter Frida Kahlo and mathematics pioneer Katherine Johnson, whose work for NASA was highlighted in the blockbuster film "Hidden Figures."

"As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women's Day because we know that you can't be what you can't see," Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, said in a statement.

"Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything," she continued.

Kim made headlines during the 2018 Olympics after she became the youngest woman to ever win a gold medal in snowboarding at the winter games.

Jenkins is best-known for directing “Wonder Women” — the highest grossing live-action film directed by a woman.

Among the other 14 Barbie-fied women are: Çağla Kubat, a windsurfer from Turkey, Hélène Darroze, a world-renowned French chef, Hui Ruoqi, a volleyball champion from China, Leyla Piedayesh, an Iranian immigrant designer and entrepreneur from Germany, Lorena Ochoa, a professional golfer from Mexico, Martyna Wojciechowska, a Polish journalist, Sara Gama, captain of Juventus and Italian national soccer team, Xiaotong Guan, an actress and philanthropist from China, Yuan Tan, a ballerina from China, and Vicky Martin Berrocal, an entrepreneur and fashion Designer from Spain.

The women join a number of other real-life ladies that Barbie has honored in the past, including, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay, Eva Chen and Ashley Graham.

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