The former captain of the China Women’s National Volleyball Team, Hui Ruoqi, has been included in the Barbie’s latest collection “Inspiring Women” containing women who have made history. As the volleyball blog Volleywood.net reported, Hui is the first ever volleyball player to get her own Barbie inspired doll.
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Barbie released an entire collection inspired by real-life role models. Apart from Hui, the real-life models in this collection includes two other Chinese women, actress Guan Xiaotong and prima ballerina Tan Yuanyuan.
Fox News also introduced the other women-inspired Barbie models including PyeongChang 2018 gold medal winning Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, “Wonder Woman” filmmaker Patty Jenkins and two-time Olympic Champion and now professional boxing champion Nicola Adams.
Historical Barbies in the ‘Inspiring Women’ line are modeled after artist Frida Kahlo, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson and famed pilot Amelia Earhart.
Conservationist Bindi Irwin, windsurfer Çağla Kubat, chef Hélène Darroze, designer Leyla Piedayesh, pro golfer Lorena Ochoa, journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, soccer player Sara Gama and designer Vicky Martin Berrocal have also been honored as models in this collection.
Hui Ruoqi, born on March 4, 1991, is a former female Chinese volleyball player. She was the captain of China’s women's national volleyball team, and played for Jiangsu women’s volleyball club. In February 2018, Hui announced her retirement from professional volleyball.
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