​Boxer Nicola Adams Has Been Turned Into A Barbie For International Women’s Day

She joins the likes of Ashley Graham and Eva Chen

Nicola Adams

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Boxer Nicola Adams has been transformed into a Barbie doll for International Women’s Day.

The twice Olympic gold medalist is the first UK star to join Barbie’s Shero range, which was created to honour inspiring women and empower the next generation of young girls.

“Empowering the next generation of kids is something I’m passionate about and it’s great to work with Barbie to share my story,” said Adams. “Without my own role models, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Nicola Adams

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Adams joins a line-up of 14 modern-day role models also honoured by Barbie from around the world. Previous women include model Ashley Graham, Instagram’s Eva Chen, film director Ava DuVernay, ballet dancer Misty Copeland and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Nicola Adams

Photo: Mattel

Although the program started in 2015, Adams serves as the first ever boxer Barbie, complete with mini boxing gloves, an outfit with her trademark ‘Lioness’ nickname and her distinctive hairstyle.

International Women’s Day took on 8 March.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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