Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka’s latest news now matters for the fans in and around the world. By keeping Osaka as a model, makers of the popular Barbie dolls have released a new role model doll. The makers made the model inspired by the tennis champion Osaka .soon after the release, the doll has sold out due to high demand, reads the company’s website.
The tennis player Naomi Osaka is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is also a four-time Grand Slam singles champion and is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Australian Open.
The new doll is part of the Barbie Role Model series and holds a Yonex tennis racket, according to a press release from the toy company Mattel.
Naomi Osaka doll wears a Nike dress and a white visor. The doll further replicates the 23-year-old’s curly hair. “I hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything, Osaka shared on Twitter.
“Obviously Naomi’s athletic skill is unmatched, that’s a fact. 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,” said designer Carlyle Nuera in the press release.
This is the second time Osaka has collaborated with Barbie, following her 2019 appearance as one of the brand’s Shero dolls.
Earlier this month, video streaming service Netflix released a trailer for its “Naomi Osaka” documentary series, which focuses on her life and her struggles with being catapulted into the public eye.