Barbie releases Misty Copeland ballerina doll

Ballerina Misty Copeland poses with a Barbie created in her likeness. (Mattel)

Ballet star Misty Copeland has been honored with her very own Barbie doll.

The 33-year-old, who last summer became the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, debuted the new toy figure during an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Monday, and revealed she chose to dress the doll in her red "Firebird" costume as a nod to "the first principal role that got me to this point."

Copeland isn't the first celebrity to land her own Barbie -- singer/actress Zendaya Coleman received a doll in her own likeness last year.


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