Anew Barbie doll designed on tennis star Naomi Osaka has actually offered out simply hours after it was launched on Monday.
The brand-new doll becomes part of the Barbie Role Model series and holds a Yonex tennis racket, according to a news release from toy business Mattel.
It sports a Nike tennis gown and a white visor, and Osaka tweeted that she used the attire at the 2020Australian Open
“I hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything,” Osaka included her tweet.
The 23-year-old won her very first grand slam title in 2018. The four-time grand slam winner is an outspoken figure on the expert tennis circuit and routinely addresses human rights, racial oppression and psychological health throughout interviews.
Barbie commissioned designer Carlyle Nuera to make the doll, and he mentioned his affection forOsaka
“Obviously Naomi’s athletic skill is unmatched, that’s a fact,” stated Nuera in journalism release.
“But what I personally admire the most about Naomi Osaka is how she uses her platform, the spotlight on her and her voice, to raise awareness about social justice.”
This is the 2nd time Osaka has actually worked together with Barbie, following her 2019 look as one of the brand name’s Shero dolls.
Earlier this month, video streaming service Netflix launched a trailer for its “Naomi Osaka” documentary series, which concentrates on her life and her battles with being catapulted into the general public eye.
“Naomi Osaka,” personally told by the tennis gamer, recalls at her training and how her 2018 United States Open win turned her into an “overnight superstar.”
The Japanese worldNo 2 exposed she had “suffered long bouts of depression” given that winning her very first grand slam title in 2018. The Netflix series will air on July 16.
Osaka will make her go back to competitive tennis at the Olympic Games in Tokyo after withdrawing from the French Open, mentioning psychological health factors. She later on revealed she had actually likewise withdrawn from this year’s Wimbledon competition.