Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on September 12, but Barbie has already begun recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. The beloved and legendary brand has introduced a new doll featuring Gloria Estefan. The honor also celebrates the singer’s 65th birthday and her 1989 hit, “Get on Your Feet.”
Inspired by the iconic music video and true to her multicultural roots, Barbie Gloria Estefan doll features a black jacket with intricate gold detailing, jewel accents and a dramatic oversized lace sleeve. A soft leopard print belt will be accentuated by a gold chain at the waist, while bold thigh high boots and gold accessories complete her look.
“I’m honored to partner with Barbie to create a doll in my likeness, especially as I hit my 65th birthday and just before Hispanic Heritage Month,” the star said. “When designing my Barbie with the team, I wanted to make sure I stayed true to my multicultural roots – and I believe that’s exactly what we did.”
Additionally, Barbie will partner with Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos to provide funds to help children who take private music lessons play instruments, sing, write sounds and prepare for future personal success, academic and professional.
Barbie will also subscribe to one of their event programs and bolster their Mentor-Fellow programs, which train children for careers in arts production and administration.
Born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957, the Cuban-American singer, actress, and businesswoman began her career as the lead singer of the group Miami Latin Boys, then known as the Miami Sound Machine.