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Pics! Lira Becomes 1ST African to Get Own 60TH Anniversary Barbie Doll That Looks Like Her

Pics! Lira Becomes 1ST African to Get Own 60TH Anniversary Barbie Doll – Our own Mzansi musician and businesswoman Lerato “Lira” Molapo has become the first African to have an official 60th anniversary Barbie doll created in her image.

The adorable Lira doll was produced as part of Barbie‘s 60th-anniversary Sherocampaign in an attempt to motivate girls of her nature.

She is not the only one who has made the cute, other public figures such as Naomi Osaka, artist Frida Kahlo as well as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson have made the cut.

This is what her caption had to say:

I’m deeply honoured to be Barbie’s first African role model and am excited to align with brand that is on a mission to show girls more diverse role models. I have always been someone who endeavours the celebration of my skin tone and natural hair, and it is amazing to see this reflected in my doll which I hope will inspire girls across the African continent. This is an enormous gesture and affirmation that the world is celebrating Africa for who we are.

Written by: Aphiwe Theodorah Mvinjelwa

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