Plenty of professional golfers have their own bobblehead, but they’ve got nothing on Lorena Ochoa, who is getting her very own Barbie in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Ochoa, who won 27 times on the LPGA tour including two majors before retiring in 2010, is still very active in charity work, continuing to run the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational long after leaving the professional ranks.
The 36-year-old World Golf Hall of Famer was included in the iconic doll maker’s “Inspiring Women” line, made up of 17 historical and modern-day role models including filmmaker Patty Jenkins, Olympic champion snowboarder Chloe Kim, aviator Amelia Earhart and conservationist Bindi Irwin.
“As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see,” said Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Barbie said in a release. “Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”
Barbie released a video marking the occasion, which Ochoa retweeted:
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls.
— Barbie (@Barbie) March 6, 2018