Lira celebrates one year anniversary of her Barbie doll

Lira celebrates one year anniversary of her Barbie doll

The singer made history when she became the primary African to possess a Barbie doll modeled in her likeness. Lerato “Lira” Molapo recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her iconic Barbie doll.

She took to Instagram on 6 August 2020 and shared a series of images of herself posing with the doll, which has her signature short hair and red lipstick.
Lira celebrates one year anniversary of her Barbie doll


“On today, exactly a year ago, I became the primary African woman to possess a Barbie made in her likeness. one among the very best honors in my career. I sincerely hope we will have more of those for small girls to possess [and] keep,” she wrote.

The singer made history when she became the primary African to possess a Barbie doll modeled in her likeness as a part of the brand’s 60th Anniversary Shero campaign, which began in 2015 and aims to inspire girls.

Lisa McKnight, head and senior vice chairman for Barbie, said during a statement: “The Barbie brand believes girls should never know a world, job, or dream women haven’t conquered.

“Through our global model program, we are shining a spotlight on inspiring women, like Lira, to point out girls they will be anything.

Lira made the announcement on Instagram on 6 August 2019, saying: “While I used to be in LA, I visited the Barbie design center, a fantastic creative place of a worldwide brand that focuses on nurturing the limitless potential in every girl.
Lira celebrates one year anniversary of her Barbie doll
“The dedication from the Barbie team to make my one-of-a-kind doll from sketch to final doll was amazing and hope it inspires girls across the African continent that you simply are often anything.