Nicola Adams ‘boxer Barbie’ unveiled for International Women’s Day

Nicola Adams ‘boxer Barbie’ unveiled for International Women’s Day
Nicola Adams ‘boxer Barbie’ unveiled for International Women’s Day

By Katie Grant

How’s life in plastic?

Why, fantastic, of course. A Barbie doll in the likeness of Nicola Adams has been produced as a tribute the boxing champion. Barbie maker Mattel created the doll as part of its “Shero” programme, recognising women who inspire girls with their achievements.

That’s got to be up there with winning an Olympic gold medal

It’s certainly a rare privilege. Mattel said it was “proud to honour” Adams ahead of International Women’s Day, which takes place on Thursday.

Where can I get my mitts on one?

The “boxer Barbie” is a one-off creation, for now. Mattel said it was not planning to put the doll into production for sale, but the aim was to “inspire conversation” around role models.

What does Adams make of the doll?

The reigning Olympic, world, Commonwealth Games and European Games champion said: “I am so excited and honoured to be Barbie’s first ever UK Shero and the first ever boxer Barbie.” She continued: “Having my own Nicola Adams Barbie doll is so amazing and my hope is that everything I do helps more people realise they can do anything they put their mind to.”

Who else has Mattel immortalised in plastic?

Other women having dolls made in their likeness include the US snowboarder Chloe Kim, the Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin, the French chef Helene Darroze and the Chinese actress and philanthropist Guan Xiaotong.

This article originally appeared at our sister title, iNews