Professional fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad first made international headlines in 2016 when she scooped bronze at the Summer Olympics. She became the very first Muslim-American to win any medal at the Olympics, as well the first Muslim-American to wear a hijab while competing for team USA. Since then, she’s become an inspiration to thousands of young girls, so it seems fitting that she’s been immortalised by Mattel. That’s right – Ibtihaj is the inspiration behind the latest Barbie, which comes complete with a hijab and fencing attire.

This is the very first time Mattel will be making a hijab-wearing Barbie. The new doll, which will go on sale in early 2018, will form a part of the brand’s ’shero’ collection. Other women to be honoured in the ‘shero’ collection include US gymnast Gabby Douglas, director Ava Duvernay, plus-sized model Ashley Graham and ballerina Misty Copeland.