[10:03] Actress Zendaya wears a Vivienne Westwood gown as she arrives at the 87th Academy Awards
Actress Zendaya wears a Vivienne Westwood gown as she arrives at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

American singer Zendaya Coleman has been immortalised into a Barbie doll by Mattel, an American toy manufacturing company and the creators of Barbie doll. The doll, unveiled at the Barbie Rock 'N Royals Concert Experience in Los Angeles on Saturday night, was created in keeping with the 19-year-old star's 2015 Oscar Awards-inspired dreadlocks hairstyle.

The “KC Undercover” star took to Instagram to shared her excitement with her followers by posting a photo of her Barbie doll makeover on Saturday. One picture showed her kissing the doll, while a second showed the close-up of the doll’s profile next to her own. The look-a-like doll is dressed in a strikingly similar number as that of Zendaya’s Vivienne Westwood gown and hairstyle she wore to the 2015 Academy Awards, Billboard reports.

“When I was little I couldn’t find a Barbie that looked like me, my... how times have changed. Thank you @barbie for this honor and for allowing me to be a part of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty,” she captioned the picture.

The 19-year-old’s dreadlocked hair became a sensation at the 2015 Oscars red carpet, when Giuliana Rancic, one of the hosts of “Fashion Police,” said that it probably smelled “like patchouli oil or weed.” Rancic’s attempt at a joke set off a storm of controversies and prompted Zendaya to call out the host for her “outrageously offensive” comments.

In February, the star posted on Instagram and said that there was enough of harsh criticism about African-American hair in society due to ignorant people who chose to judge others based on the curl of their hair. She added she believes her hair was a symbol of strength and beauty, like a lion’s mane.

In an effort by Mattel to embrace diversity, its new 11- inch Zendaya Barbie doll is considered special. It is the first time the company has celebrated diversity represented by the new doll.

Earlier, the company had announced that it would be making a “one-of-a-kind” Zendaya doll, inspired by the actress’s look from this year’s Oscars red carpet on Sept. 18, US Weekly reported. The new look-alike Barbie doll was presented to the Disney star and singer on the red carpet during the Barbie Rock ‘N’ Royals concert.

Mattel has also come up with a new Barbie Fashionista line that includes 23 new dolls, featuring eight skin tones, 14 different sculpts, 18 eye colours and 23 different hair colours to celebrate diversity, Fortune reports. This move is in keeping with the times and with many of today’s American girls; who do not identify with the traditional blonde Barbie dolls.

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