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Thursday, 13 July, 2023

Actress Channels First Barbie with Down Syndrome at Film Premiere – PEOPLE

Actress, model and activist Sofia Sanchez channeled Mattel’s first-ever Barbie with Down syndrome and hit the pink carpet for the world premiere of Barbie in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

For the event, the 14-year-old dressed up in a replica of the floral dress worn by the doll. According to Mattel, the outfit “features butterflies and yellow and blue colors, which are symbols and colors associated with Down syndrome awareness.”

In a comment shared on an Instagram post giving fans a “behind the seams peek at the hand painted custom” gown from Doloris Petunia, Sanchez wrote that thanks to the dress she felt like she “became” Barbie.

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