Barbie releases Chloe Kim doll along with 16 others for International Women's Day

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Barbie releases Chloe Kim doll for International Women's Day
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Barbie is releasing 17 new dolls to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday, including one of Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim.

To mark International Women's Day on Thursday, Barbie is releasing a slate of new dolls, including one of Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim.

Barbie announced in a statement it will release 17 new dolls that honor "historical and modern-day role models from around the world."

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The new line of inspiring dolls includes Bindi Irwin, director Patty Jenkins, pilot Amelia Earhart, artist Frida Kahlo and other empowering female role models.

Kim, the 17-year-old star from La Palma in Orange County, picked up her hardware competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She became the youngest woman to win a snowboarding gold medal.

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Kim tweeted that she is honored to be included in Barbie's "Shero" program alongside the other women.

"Sheroes," as in female heroes, are Barbie's highest honor: one-of-a-kind dolls made in the likeness of the role model, made to inspire the next generation of women.