Estonia gets its first actual Barbie doll
The Barbie made of Estonian freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru was unveiled at an event in Kadriorg on Wednesday, making Sildaru the first Estonian to be immortalized as the iconic doll.
The Kelly Barbie was created in the framework of the Dream Gap Project, a worldwide initiative launched in 2019 aimed at using positive role models to help foster young girls' self-confidence.
"This is a big deal and a great honor for me to be chosen to participate in the Dream Gap campaign, and to be a role model for girls," Sildaru said on ETV's "Ringvaade" on Wednesday evening. "This is a great and sweet acknowledgement."