Turkish gold-medalist Paralympic swimmer Sümeyye Boyacı joins Barbie’s ‘Role Models’ line


I may not have arms but I have wings no one else sees.” These are the words of 17-year-old world paralympic swimming champion Sümeyye Boyacı, the kind of inspirational figure you would want your kids to look up to.

Mattel seems to think so as well, picking Boyacı as one of its “sheros” for young girls in this year’s line of Barbie dolls in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8.

Modeled after Boyacı, the doll is one of the many created as part of Barbie’s pledge to spotlight female role models in sports.

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