Ballerina Misty Copeland Now Has a Barbie Doll!

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05/02/2016 at 11:05 AM ET

Ballerina Misty Copeland now comes in mini form! The American Ballet Theatre star recently announced the launch of her very own Barbie doll on Good Morning America — and PeopleStyle’s Instagram! — Monday morning.

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“So excited, I’m taking over @people_style today! Follow me all day to see the launch of my new @Barbie Doll and me prepping for the Met Ball! #youcanbeanything,” she revealed on Instagram.

Copeland has teamed up with Mattel to launch her very own Barbie doll — a miniature version of herself (complete with those badass muscles!) dressed in a bright red leotard and tulle tutu — in honor of the Barbie “You Can Be Anything” campaign.

“I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on,” Copeland said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll.”

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Moments after the reveal, the ballet star shared a sketch of the bright red costume from her first American Ballet Theatre principal role, which was used as inspiration for the doll’s ensemble.

“The inspiration for my new @Barbie doll in my costume from the American Ballet Theater Firebird. – @mistyonpointe,” she said during her Instagram takeover with PeopleStyle.

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Get your hands on your own Misty doll for $29.95 at thebarbiecollection.com before the figurine sells out, and be sure to follow along with the ballerina throughout the day on our Instagram!

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