Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie Shero family! The Barbie Shero Program recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls and I am so excited to join this incredible group of women. I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true 😭💘 #shero
Olympic fencer Ibithaj Muhammad, who became the first American athlete at the Games to ever compete in a hijab, is now the inspiration for the first ever Barbie doll to wear the head covering in the toy's 58-year history.
The doll was unveiled on Monday at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit as the latest "Shero" Barbie.
"It's so cool to see myself in this little doll form with my fencing uniform on," Muhammad says. "I just love it."
The doll will be released to the public in fall 2018.
Previous "Shero" Barbie inspirations include model Ashley Graham, actress Zendaya, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, and country singer Trisha Yearwood.