Gujarat based Para-badminton champion honoured with Barbie doll modelled to her likeness

Gandhinagar: On the occasion of the International Day of Girl Child, Barbie said it celebrates Gujarat based para-badminton champion Manasi Joshi with a one-of-a-kind (OOAK) Barbie doll modelled to her likeness. The brand has chosen to felicitate Manasi who is an inspiration for many young girls and welcomes her to the BARBIE SHEROES family this year.

The one-of-a-kind (OOAK) Barbie dolls celebrate role models – all extraordinary women who inspire girls around the world to be anything they dream to be. With the likes of Frida Kahlo (fine artist), Naomi Osaka (tennis player), Patty Jenkins (filmmaker), Nicola Adams Obe (boxing champion), Ibtihaj Muhammad (fencing champion), Bindi Irwin (conservationist) Madison De Rozario (Wheelchair Racing champion) and Sumeyye Boyaci (Para-Swimming Champion) among many others, Manasi Joshi joins a celebrated and diverse group of SHEROES globally.

Talking about her association with Barbie, Manasi Joshi said,” It is an honor to be recognized as a Role Model by Barbie. It makes me proud to be in this league and to be celebrated by having a Barbie doll modelled after me.”

Talking about the initiative, Lokesh Kataria, Head of Marketing and Franchise, Mattel Toys India (Pvt) Ltd. said,” Our purpose is to inspire the limitless potential in every girl and this initiative of celebrating Role Models with One-of-a-kind Barbie dolls modelled to their likeness is a step in that direction. We welcome Manasi to our BARBIE SHEROES family and hope to grow this bigger by the years.”