She was also the first female, Muslim-American athlete to win a medal at the Olympics, bringing home the bronze for sabre fencing.
There's a short wait until the Barbie wearing a hijab will become available in 2018.
Muhammad collaborated with Mattel, the American multinational toy manufacturing company, to create a Barbie wearing a hijab designed after her.
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The athlete worked with Mattel every step of the way in the design process and says her resemblance to the doll is uncanny.
"I had so many moments as an athlete, where I didn't feel included, where I was often in spaces where there was a lack of representation", Muhammad said Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year gala in NY.
Ibtihaj Muhammad holds a Barbie doll in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday in NY. Like Graham before her, Muhammad made sure the doll represented her in body shape and in her makeup. "To be included in this conversation is very humbling and I'm over the moon about this whole thing". I love that my relationship with Barbie has come full circle. I'm also really big to into eyeliner. "I wore it to the Olympic games, so I wanted my Barbie to have the ideal winged liner and also to wear a hijab". This week, Mattel introduced the first Barbie doll to wear a hijab. Now, she hopes that her own Barbie doll will inspire children of color across the country to "embrace what makes them unique". "I feel like we're just shattering all the little glass ceilings".