Mattel has released a Naomi Osaka Barbie doll, honouring the beloved tennis champion by enshrining her in plastic. Designed by Carlyle Nuera, the Osaka doll is part of the Barbie Role Models Doll line featuring inspiring women from around the globe.
“I hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything,” wrote Osaka in her tweet announcing the collaboration.
The Naomi Osaka Barbie comes wearing a Nike tennis dress inspired by her 2020 Australian Open outfit, complete with Nike shoes, visor, and Yonex tennis racket. (It’s a bit strange that they picked that particular look to recreate rather than one from the many tournaments she won, but it’s still pretty cool.)
The doll goes further than simply replicating Osaka’s clothes too, even recreating her curly hair and beauty marks so you know wit… Read More