VIA #ONSITE Contributor
Barbie’s newest ‘Fashionista’ models have just hit shelves and they’re representing for the girls with vitiligo and no hair.
According to CNN, Mattel says that the brand wants to showcase “a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion” through new additions to its Barbie Fashionistas line.
Mattel worked with an actual dermatologist to ensure that vitiligo was appropriately represented. The company hopes the doll will allow kids to “play out even more stories they see in the world around them,” according to its statement
In regards to the Barbie with no hair, the company said: “If a girl is experiencing hair loss for any reason, she can see herself reflected in the line.”
Last year, a prototype of the vitiligo Barbie went viral. Currently it’s selling out in a lot of stores. So move fast if you want one to play with!