"I think that having strong legs helped me win a medal at the Olympic Games, so I wanted my legs to be larger, more athletic legs, toned legs", Muhammad said. "Perfect hijab moment right here, this is unbelievable".
The doll was unveiled during Glamour's Woman of the Year live summit in Brooklyn, New York, where the Olympian was present on the stage.
Muhammad said that, during her childhood in New Jersey, she would make hijabs out of tissues to put on the heads of her Barbie dolls.
The Barbie unveiling represents another mainstreaming of the hijab, a broad term for Islamic modesty standards for women in how they dress.
The Barbie makers hope that the doll inspires girls like the real-life fencer, said Sejai Shah Miller, Barbie's vice president of global marketing.
The doll will be available to purchase in 2018.
On its website, Mattel writes that the new Ibtihaj Muhammad doll serves as "an inspiration for countless little girls who never saw themselves represented in sports and culture".
The first Barbie was created in 1959 by Handler, after Ruth watched her daughter play with paper dolls. "To be included in this conversation is very humbling and I'm over the moon about this whole thing".
Image is important, and recently we've seen many brands making a conscious effort to diversify their imagery for an ever changing consumer base. "I love that my relationship with Barbie has come full circle, and now I have my own doll wearing a hijab that the next generation of girls can use to play out their own dreams".
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Religious bias motivated 1,538 hate crimes previous year - over half against Jews, and about one-quarter against Muslims. It is crucial to note, however, while this is the most comprehensive report of hate crimes, it is still incomplete.
About 150 children were in the building and the cause of the stairwell collapse was still unclear, authorities said. The training facility specializes in parkour training which is based on military obstacle courses.
Brinkley to disqualify herself from further involvement his case and allow a new judge to reconsider Mill's prison sentence. He was sentenced to another five months in prison in 2014 after he violated his probation by performing out of state.
LeBron panned the camera next to a random guy sitting next to him who did not want to be any part of the NBA All-Star's video. LeBron James narrated most of the video, confirming it was his first time taking the subway in NY and second time overall.