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Bindi Irwin is getting her own Barbie for International Women's Day

By Stephanie Nuzzo March 7, 2018
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Do you think it looks like her?

In celebration of International Women's Day (high-five, ladies!), Mattel is releasing a collection of Barbie dolls that will immortalise a selection of iconic women. 

The range of dolls will include women throughout history like Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart, and modern-day lady bosses including Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and our very own Bindi Irwin.

Irwin is just 19 years old and she's been compared to the likes of Katherine Johnson, the women who helped get Apollo 11 to the moon. 

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There will be a total of 14 news dolls released as a part of the range. 

Those are:

1. CHLOE KIM Snowboarding Champion, USA

2. FRIDA KAHLO Fine Artist, Mexico

3. PATTY JENKINS Filmmaker, USA

4. NICOLA ADAMS OBE Boxing Champion, U.K.

5. IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD Fencing Champion, USA

6. BINDI IRWIN Conservationist, Australia

7. AMELIA EARHART Aviation Pioneer, USA

8. HUI RUOQI Volleyball Champion, China

9. ASHLEY GRAHAM Model and Body Activist, U.S.

10. KATHERINE JOHNSON NASA Mathematician and Physicist, USA

11. MISTY COPELAND Principal Ballerina, USA

12. HÉLÈNE DARROZE World-Renowned Chef, France 

13. SARA GAMA Soccer Player, Italy

14. Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson 

If you're wondering what Irwin's doll looks like, here's a peek:

Bindi Irwin Mattel

Mattel spoke with Bustle about the range, telling them the dolls are aiming to "challenge gender expectations". 

“Barbie will be honouring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day, because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see,” a rep for the brand said. 

“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”

You can check out the full range and get pumped for International Women's Day on the Mattel site. 

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