Barbie doll pays tribute to Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan

Renowned Cuban-American singer, songwriter, producer and actress Gloria Estefan was honored with her very own Barbie doll.

The Latina artist shared the social media news thursday morning as she celebrated her 65th birthday. The doll wears animal print thigh-high boots and a black jacket with gold jewel accents – all inspired by her 1989 hit music video “Get on Your Feet,” according to a statement from Mattel. Currently, the doll is sold out on the company’s website.

Gloria Estefan Barbie doll.Mattel Creations

Estefan told People magazine that she was thrilled to have a doll that reflected her culture and identity. The artist also said the doll is a testament to her successful career.

“Ravi is pretty much the word,” Estefan told People on Thursday. “I got every award you could imagine. But somehow it was so special to me, maybe because I’ve been playing with Barbie since I was a kid, a little girl, and she’s an American icon.

Affectionately known as the “Queen of Latin Music,” Estefan has won seven Grammy Awards and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“To see them celebrate my image, my career and my culture on my birthday…it’s really special,” she added.

Estefan, who was born in Cuba and later moved to Miami with her family, rose to fame in the United States in the 1980s after several popular songs, including “Don’t want to lose you”, “Rhythm is Gonna Get you ” and ” 1-2-3.

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