We’ve got to admit, Barbie® has been impressing us quite a bit over the recent years. Our sadness over the cancellation of the only American Doll of Asian descent was quickly remedied with the discovery of all the various Asian Barbie dolls throughout history. They even gave us more to be excited about just a few months ago with the release of a new, gorgeous Filipina Barbie doll thanks to the creative mind of designer Carlyle Nuera.
Well, Barbie isn’t done impressing us just yet. Today, Barbie is honoring six “Sheroes” who inspire girls everywhere by breaking boundaries, challenging gender norms and showing women that the possibilities are limitless.
“Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this Spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls,” said Evelyn Mazzocco, General Manager Barbie. “Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers.”
The six women will be honored at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon in New York City with a one-of-a-kind doll fashioned and created in their likeness. Most exciting of all, among the six inspiring Sheroes is Audrey‘s Fall 2015 cover girl Eva Chen!
As the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine, Chen is the very first Asian American EIC in the Conde Nast publishing empire and the youngest EIC at a major American fashion publication. Needless to say, she is nothing short of inspiring.
“I’m always the first to say I’m Chinese American, first-generation American, child of immigrants, and my parents made everything possible for me,” Chen tells us during her Fall 2015 cover story.
“I think in the fashion and media industry today, there are so many people pretending to be something they’re not– personality-wise, image-wise, lifestyle-wise,” she continues. “And for me, I am who I am.”
And we simply can’t get over how much we love this Eva Chen Barbie doll. They perfected every detail from her sunnies, her gorgeous midi skirt and (of course) the adorable fact that she’s holding a Lucky magazine. Most importantly, her facial features have been molded specifically for Chen, without being a caricature of Asians.
The Shero celebration will continue until National #SheroDay, Monday, April 2. Want to pay tribute to your own Shero? You can use the tags #Shero #BeSuper on social media. Be sure to tag @Barbie on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Want to learn more about Eva Chen? Check out Audrey‘s Fall 2015 cover story.