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Venus Williams becomes a Barbie doll

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Is it similar? This is what the Venus Williams Barbie doll looks like. Photo: Mattel Inc./AP/NTB

Of NTB | 22.05.2024 09:39:35

Culture and entertainment: Venus Williams is among the nine top athletes who will appear in Barbie doll form, the toy manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

According to Krista Berger at Mattel, the purpose is to show “the importance of sports in promoting self-confidence, ambitions and empowerment in the coming generation”, AP writes.

Venus Williams will be joined by gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine Sinclair, boxer Estelle Mossely, swimmer Federica Pellegrini, paratriathlete Susana Rodriguez and track and field athlete Ewa Swoboda.

– Throughout my career I have always been driven by the idea of ​​breaking glass ceilings and being true to myself, says Venus Williams, who says that the purpose behind the sports dolls resonates well with her. She has won seven Grand Slam titles.

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