4) Mattel made a Barbie honoring Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez

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Mattel created a doll honoring the 18-year-old, Puerto Rican Olympian. Hernandez worked with Mattel to create a more flexible doll, so that girls can play with the doll and enjoy it having a full range of motion—like a real gymnast. The doll also has curls like Laurie. I don't know about you but I didn't own any Barbies growing up - they didn't look anything like me and I never wanted them. It's great to see things are changing.

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