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Here’s What Rose Ayling-Ellis’s New Barbie Means To Deaf People – HuffPost UK

Friday, 19 August, 2022

Here’s What Rose Ayling-Ellis’s New Barbie Means To Deaf People – HuffPost UK

SIMON WEBBPA
Rose Ayling-Ellis and Barbie's first ever doll with behind-the-ear hearing aids.

 
Most people will know Barbie for its iconic if divisive ‘blonde bombshell’ doll. But in recent years, her owner Mattel has been branching out from Barbie’s trademark long locks, skinny waist and high heels to a wider range of dolls that represent other body types and lives.

Now Eastenders star Rose Ayling-Ellis is the latest celebrity to team up with the brand, launching the first Barbie who has behind-the-ear hearing aids.

Ayling-Ellis, 27, the first deaf contestant to compete in and win Strictly Come Dancing in 2021 said of the launch: “It’s so important for children to be able to see themselves represented in the toys they play with.”

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/barbie-deaf-doll-rose-ayling-ellis_uk_62fcca22e4b0f48a0202d809

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