Matildas star Mary Fowler honoured with her very own Barbie doll, bubble braid, boots and all

Morgan de Smidt
The Nightly
Mary Fowler has been honoured with her very own Barbie.
Mary Fowler has been honoured with her very own Barbie. Credit: Instagram

Matildas superstar Mary Fowler has made an exciting announcement ahead of the Olympics that has sent young fans into a frenzy.

The 21-year-old striker has been honoured with her very own Barbie doll.

On Wednesday she took to Instagram to unveil her adorable, tiny lookalike in a heartwarming post.

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“Meet my Barbie Role Model Doll,” she wrote.

“Super grateful for the opportunity to capture and share a version of myself when I feel my strongest, and most confident.”

In the set of four pictures, a beaming Fowler shows off her mini Mary dressed in a pink and white soccer kit with knee-high socks and boots, rocking her iconic bubble braid and black gloves with a soccer ball in hand.

The young athlete expressed her gratitude for receiving the doll and the important message it carries for young girls.

“To finally see and hold my Barbie with its bubble braid, gloves, and boots, in a look that many young girls recreate is so special,” she said. “Thanks @Barbie for making a mini Mary and reminding me how important it is to be yourself .”

Delighted fans flooded the comments sharing their excitement.

“You are an absolute legend and so is your Barbie! Thank you for being an awesome role model for our kids!” one follower wrote.

“PLEASE tell me this will be available to purchase,” added Heartbreak High actor Chloe Hayden.

“Oh goodness, I will get this for my Frankie! She loves you and always calls out to the screen ‘go cuzzy’ when you play,” a third said.

The striker said the Barbie was a reminder of how important it was to be yourself.
The striker said the Barbie was a reminder of how important it was to be yourself. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

Fowler is one of nine professional athletes from around the globe to be honoured with a doll as part of Barbie’s 65th Anniversary celebration.

The nine Barbie Role Model Dolls include:

  • Venus Williams, tennis player (US)
  • Christine Sinclair, soccer player (Canada)
  • Susana Rodriguez, para-triathlon athlete (Spain)
  • Estelle Mossely, boxer (France)
  • Rebeca Andrade, gymnast (Brazil)
  • Mary Fowler, soccer player (Australia)
  • Alexa Moreno, gymnast (Mexico)
  • Ewa Swoboda, track and field sprinter (Poland)
  • Federica Pellegrini, Swimmer (Italy)


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