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Watch! Lira Celebrates The Diversity Of Beauty With Her Own Lookalike Barbie Doll

Watch! Lira Celebrates The Diversity Of Beauty With Her Own Lookalike Barbie Doll – Miss Lira created footsteps in the right direction when she became the initial African to be regarded with respect with her own Barbie doll.

The muso Lira has expressed through her social media how she continuously strives to be an inspiration to all women.

“I feel deeply honoured to be associated with a brand that encourages young girls to be all they can be. This doll serves as a massive cultural statement to us, that we truly can be anything in the world,” she said.

“It looked like me and a lot of other girls that you can point out anywhere across the African continent. It looks familiar and that’s what makes it so special, it feels like a wonderful representation of African beauty.” 

She asserted that her highlight concerning the doll was its hair, long neck and her African fabric outfit. “Her skin tone is identical to mine. It’s just a really beautiful representation of an African girl.”

Written by: Aphiwe Theodorah Mvinjelwa

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