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Barbie gets a Muslim makeover – now there is ‘HIJARBIE BARBIE’

BARBIE has been given her most surprising makeover yet – and we don’t just mean a curvier body or different skin tone.


In the latest example of yet more tampering with the most famous girls toy in the world, we give you ‘Hijarbie’.

Complete with a tiny hijab on her plastic head, the miniature fashionista could not be further away from the blonde doll that has brandished the room of millions of youngsters for almost sixty years.

The ‘Hijarbie’ was created by 24-year-old Haneefah Adam, from Nigeria, who wanted to create a doll that dressed the way she did.

She told Mic: “It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up.

“I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the UK.

“When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”

She posts about her ‘Hijarbies’ on an Instagram account which already has thousands of followers.

Her creation came just days after Mattel introduced a more realistic range of Barbie dolls in the biggest shake-up in the 57 year history of the model.

The new line includes four body types – the original rail-thin Barbie, a taller Barbie, one with more curves and a petite version.

In addition there are seven skin tones, 22 eye colours and a number of hair styles.

Some of the models are black, though there have been black Barbies since 1980.

The new line will be initially available in the US and


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