Ashley Graham Asked That Her Barbie Doll Have Touching Thighs and Cellulite
Model and body-positive activist Ashley Graham just received a new honor for her role in empowering women everywhere. At the Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Live Summit, Barbie honored Ashley with her very own look-alike doll, which was dressed in a formfitting sparkly dress and denim jacket.
"Ashley Graham is a trailblazer who inspires every woman – and girl – to see the beauty in herself," said Lisa McKnight, General Manager of Barbie.
The honor signifies Ashley's dedication to spreading the message of self-acceptance and female empowerment in both the modeling and fashion industry. She is also the latest Barbie "Shero" or female hero, joining the ranks of Misty Copeland and Zendaya. If you've followed Ashley's career though, then you know she's always pushing the boundaries on industry standards. It was she who said, "Be you. Be real. Be authentic. Be your favorite kind of woman. Don't let anybody else take that job."
We can only imagine the excitement Ashley felt when she received her own doll, so scroll on to see her reactions and then check out the special figurine yourself.