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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Shonda Rhimes attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Why wouldn’t children aspire to be like Shonda Rhimes!? To celebrate International Women’s Day, Barbie is honoring real-life female role models with their own one-of-a-kind life-like dolls. Research shows that beginning at age five, many girls start to believe they’re not as smart and capable as boys. The issue is called the Dream Gap and to help close it, Barbie launched the Dream Gap Project in 2018 to highlight empowering women role models in doll form.

This year’s lineup of trailblazers getting the Barbie treatment includes Shonda Rhimes. The superstar writer and producer has brought us some of our favorite TV shows ever, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Bridgerton” and now she officially has a Barbie that looks just like her and she’s pretty excited about it. “I have my own Barbie! Proud to be among the 12 amazing women, all of whom are breaking barriers in their respective careers, who have been selected to be honored for #internationalwomensday,” Rhimes wrote on Instagram.

The 2022 lineup of role models include:

  • Pat McGrath, (U.K.) makeup artist and founder of beauty brand Pat McGrath Labs
  • Samantha Cristoforetti, (Italy) astronaut
  • Arie Horie, (U.S/Japan) Founder and CEO of Women’s Startup Lab
  • Doani Emanuela Bertan, (Brazil) teacher and founder of Sala 8
  • Jane Martino, (Australia) Chair and Co-Founder of health tech platform Smiling Mind

And as cool as these role model Barbies are, there is one big bummer about them – they’re not for sale.