As a Las Vegas aesculapian physician, wellness advocator and manner blogger, Dr. Audrey Sue Cruz is simply a batch of things.
Now, she is besides a Barbie doll.
Mattel added six caller Barbie dolls to its lineup, each modeled aft “modern existent beingness heroes of the pandemic.”
The doll created successful the likeness of Dr. Cruz is present disposable astatine Target, with 5 dollars of each acquisition benefitting the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
During the pandemic, Cruz worked successful some infirmary and session settings arsenic a frontline worker.
The Las Vegas doc besides wrote astir her beingness arsenic a doc and posted wellness contented and collaborated with different Asian-American physicians to make a viral video accompanied by the hashtag #IAmNotAVirus.
“I’m truthful incredibly honored to beryllium a Barbie Role Model, shining a airy connected the committedness and compassion each frontline workers exhibited implicit the past twelvemonth and a half,” says Cruz. “Kids ideate they tin beryllium thing but really seeing that they can, and proceeding the brave stories of others, makes each the difference.”
The different 5 dolls are modeled aft Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa from Canada, Professor Sarah Gilbert from the U.K., Dr. Jaqueline Goes de Jesus from Brazil, Dr. Kirby White from Australia and Nurse Amy O’Sullivan from New York.
“Barbie recognizes that each frontline workers person made tremendous sacrifices erstwhile confronting the pandemic and the challenges it heightened,” said Lisa McKnight, elder vice president and planetary caput of Barbie & Dolls, Mattel. “To radiance a airy connected their efforts, we are sharing their stories and leveraging Barbie’s level to animate the adjacent procreation to instrumentality aft these heroes and springiness back.”