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Other women who have been honored with dolls in this collection are: Ashley Graham, Naomi Osaka, Yara Shahidi and Tessa Virtue, to name a few.
Born in Hunan province, Liu Wen has achieved a lot of firsts during her career. She was the first Chinese model to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the first East Asian spokesmodel for Estée Lauder cosmetics and the first Asian model to ever make Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid models list.
As for the first Asian Barbie, that doll – called Oriental Barbie – was released in 1981, which was part of the Dolls of the World Collection as seen below.
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