ABC News – Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, the doll’s maker announced on Monday. Copeland, 33, made history last year when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre.
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