To call 2016 a big year for Ashley Graham would be an understatement. There were the magazine covers, the runways, the television shows and now, to cap things off, a coveted spot on Glamour’s Women of the Year list (along with Simone Biles, the creators of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and others).
But of all these accolades, which Graham told The Huffington Post makes her want to “pinch herself,” there’s one she may have expected least of all: The 29-year-old supermodel was presented with her very own Barbie at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Graham was honored for her activism toward inclusivity in fashion and for being strong influence on young women ― but she never dreamed of getting her own Barbie. “Does any little girl imagine they’re going to have a Barbie made in their likeness?” she asked.