Tessa Virtue Becomes A Barbie

Tessa Virtue is an ice dance champion, Canadian icon, and now she is a Barbie “Shero.” In celebration of International Women’s Day and Barbie’s 60th anniversary, the famous doll brand is honouring strong, female role models across the globe — and naturally, they chose Virtue.

Besides Virtue, Barbie also celebrated the following incredible female role models:

  • Yara Shahidi – Actress, model and Activist (USA)
  • Naomi Osaka – Tennis Player (USA)
  • Adwoa Aboah, Activist and Supermodel (UK)
  • Kristina Vogel – Cycling Champion (Germany)
  • Dipa Karmakar – Gymnastics Champion (India)
  • Chen Man – Visual Artist (China)
  • Melodie Robinson – Sports Journalist and Presenter (New Zealand)
  • Karla Wheelock – Mountaineer, Writer, and Lecturer (Mexico)
  • Lisa Azuelos – Director (France)
  • Eleni Antoniadou – Nasa Scientist (Greece)
  • Rosanna Marziale – Chef (Italy)
  • Ita Buttrose  – Journalist and Editor (Australia)
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi – Actress, TV Host, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Author (Japan)
  • Iwona Blecharczyk – Truck Driver (Poland)
  • Gülse Birsel – Screenwriter and Columnist (Turkey)
  • Maya Gabeira – Surfer (Brazil)
  • Lyasan Utiasheva – TV Host, Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion (Russia)
  • Mariana Costa Checa – Entrepreneur and Activist (Peru)