Ava DuVernay gets her own Barbie look-alike

Selma director Ava DuVernay has her own custom made look-alike Barbie doll.


Mattel is honoring Ava along with several other women for their accomplishments in the entertainment field.


What do Emmy Rossum, Kristin Chenoweth, Instagram star Sydney Kaiser, Trisha Yearwood, Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen and director Ava DuVernay have in common? They’ve each been named a Shero by Mattel, and are being honored for their extraordinary accomplishments in entertainment with an awards ceremony Friday.

As one of the six women honored during Mattel’s first annual Shero campaign, DuVernay, 42, will be commended during Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in New York City on April 24. The Selma director—who founded the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement in 2011 with the intent of providing opportunities for diverse filmmakers—will also be presented with a custom-made Barbie doll made in her likeness (with locs!), which DuVernay will auction after the ceremony to benefit charity.

Congrats to Ms. DuVernay!!

Check out the entire article at Entertainment Weekly.

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