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MATTEL TOYS HONORS CUBAN CROONER CELIA CRUZ JUST IN TIME FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

One of Cuba’s most celebrated singers is being honored during Hispanic Heritage Month with a beautiful replica that embodies her glowing persona beautifully.

Mattel Toys revealed a new addition to its longstanding Barbie Doll collection. In honor of La Guarachera de Cuban – Celia Cruz, Barbie Celia was unveiled on the company’s Instagram account.

The glamorous replica features the doll dressed in a magnificent red tulle evening gown with gold embroidered accents. Barbie Celia is also coiffed with the Black Cuban superstar’s trademark platinum wig. And because Mattel was meticulous regarding the details of the doll, the company even included Cruz’s well-recognized gap in her two front teeth.

“There’s nothing more powerful than using your voice! 🎙️💃 This Hispanic Heritage Month, Barbie is thrilled to honor the memory of the inimitable “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz, with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness,” Mattel wrote on IG.

“As a stage performer, on-screen actor, and recording artist who succeeded in a male-dominated music scene, Celia Cruz is also known as the “Latin Triple Threat.” Her long and storied career serves as endless inspiration for aspiring musicians, and through the Celia Cruz Foundation, her legacy continues to provide scholarships for young Latino students.”

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