Last Updated on December 23, 2019 by Danielle
Zendaya gets a new doll after speaking out against prejudice.
Mattel is creating a Barbie doll in the image of Zendaya to celebrate diversity and encouraging girls to raise their voices. As a teen queen, Zendaya has been instrumental with providing girls with a positive role model to look up to. She was given the doll on September 25 and the Rock ‘N Royal Benefit concert. The concert not only had musical acts but also encouraged children to rock out on with instruments provided at the event.
The doll is being recreated after her 2015 red carpet appearance where Zendaya appeared with a white gown and dreadlocks. Her look stirred up a bit of controversy with Giuliana Rancic on E! Fashion Police who wasn’t a fan of her dreadlocks. She went on to say that Zendaya must “smell like patchouli oil or weed.” Zendaya remarked it was “Outrageously Offensive,” “stereotypical”, and “ignorant.” Zendaya went on to say that women should not be judged based on the curl of their hair.
Zendaya is glad to be a part of this positive message for her fans and anyone who looks up to the star. She appeared on Instagram with the new doll, revealing two pics. In one picture, she kissed the doll. In another she revealed a close up of the doll next to an image of her. She told her followers that when she was little she always looked for a Barbie doll that looked just like her. Her wish has finally come true.
Nicki Manaj congratulated her saying that she loved the doll’s hair and what it meant to little girls. She joked that all Zendaya needs is a matching best friend, Barbie Car, and dream doll house.
Zendaya has been very busy in 2015. Her acting career is kicking into full gear as she not only stars in her own show on the Disney channel, but also starred in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video and is shooting a new movie Duck Duck Goose. When she is not acting, she is working on her music career. Supposedly she is working on new album. If that was not enough, she even has a new shoe line called Daya. Now you can add one more to the list- she is getting her own Barbie doll.