Tennis Phenom Naomi Osaka Will Receive Her Own Barbie

According to HuffPost, the 21-year-old tennis star is joining Mattel’s “Shero” line.

Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka is getting her own Barbie.

According to HuffPost, the 21-year-old tennis star is joining Mattel’s “Shero” line. Other women included in the line are director Ava DuVernay, dancer Misty Copeland, Olympic gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez, and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

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Osaka spoke to HuffPost on how grateful she is to have her very own Barbie.

“For me, it’s a really big honor,” Osaka said, adding that it’s a “bit surreal” to be in the company of such women in the Shero Barbie line. “I can only hope to be as big of a role model as those women have been. I just hope that I inspire people as well.”

Osaka, now ranked world No.1, recently opened up about her newfound status as a role model and reflected on how her own childhood idols helped shape who she is today.

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As of now, Osaka’s Barbie is not available for purchase.

Tabie is your friendly neighborhood transplant, currently attempting to live out the big New York dream. During my free time, I like to write stories and short essays. I also use this expensive thing I bought called a camera. I capture moments and the beautiful people I encounter. I live by the motto "collaboration over competition" because why waste energy bringing someone down when we can rise together. Manhattanville College Alum.