Zendaya Coleman rocked faux locks at the Oscars earlier this year and stood up to Giuliana Rancic’s racist comments. Now she’s being turned into a Barbie doll for raising her voice. Zendaya shared a photo on Instagram on Saturday, Sept. 26, that showed off her newly created Barbie doll – and it looks just like her!
American Toy manufacturers, Mattel thus crafted a doll inspired by the Vivienne Westwood dress and hairstyle that Zendaya wore to the 2015 Academy Awards.
“When I was little I couldn’t find a Barbie that looked like me, my…how times have changed,” the K.C. Undercover actress captioned the photo on Instagram. “Thank you @barbie for this honor and for allowing me to be apart of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty. Can’t wait to keep doing amazing things with you.”
The 19-year-old’s dreadlocked hair became a sensation off the red carpet when it prompted Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic to quip that it probably smelled “like patchouli oil. Or weed.” Rancic’s attempt at a joke set off a storm of controversy and prompted Zendaya to call out E! star for her “outrageously offensive” comments.