Gloria Estefan gets a ‘Mini Me’ Barbie doll as she turns 65

Published: 8:02 p.m. BST, 1 September 2022 | Updated: 8:37 p.m. BST, 1 September 2022

Gloria Estefan got a great birthday present this year.

The iconic singer celebrated her 65th birthday on Thursday by showcasing a new Signature Barbie doll on Instagram.

“The best birthday present ever!” My own mini me! @barbie OutNow Barbie ,” she posted, alongside a video showing the doll, as her 1989 song Get On Your Feet plays in the background.

Birthday doll: Gloria Estefan celebrated her 65th birthday on Thursday by showcasing a new Signature Barbie doll on Instagram

Nice present :

Gift voucher: “The best birthday present ever!” My own mini me! @barbie OutNow Barbie ,” she posted, alongside a video showing the doll, as her 1989 song Get On Your Feet plays in the background. Seen in June

The new Barbie, which debuts on the eve of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the Grammy Award winner’s 1989 hit, according to Mattel, and is inspired by Estefan’s Cuban heritage , paying homage to the look she sported in the song’s music video.

The doll’s jacket features “intricate gold detailing with jewel accents and a dramatic oversized lace sleeve,” according to Mattel, along with a gold waist chain, leopard print belt and thigh high boots.

The icon has always wanted her very own Barbie to grow up.

“I’ve played with Barbies since I was little,” the musician said.

Latin Queens: Estefan and Jennifer Lopez perform at the finale of the 1st Latin Grammy Awards broadcast at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2000

Latin Queens: Estefan and Jennifer Lopez perform at the finale of the 1st Latin Grammy Awards broadcast at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2000

Latin Queens: Estefan and Jennifer Lopez perform at the finale of the 1st Latin Grammy Awards broadcast at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2000

A dream come true :

A dream come true :

A dream come true: “I’ve been playing with Barbies since I was little,” said the musician

Inspire a new generation:

Inspire a new generation:

Inspiring a new generation: “For a little Hispanic girl to see herself reflected and say, ‘Maybe one day I could do something that would have someone make me a Barbie’, that’s really cool” , she said.

“I wanted to imitate bullfighter jackets because my grandfather was from Asturias, Spain, and a mix of Moroccans from the Lebanese side of Emilio [Estefan]’s family because he and I are so bonded. It’s just one of my favorite looks I’ve ever had.

Representing her culture is part of Estefan’s goal and is grateful to have a doll that represents who she is and where she is from.

“I’m well known in the Hispanic world as someone who has maintained their culture. Despite the fact that we recorded in English and had pop hits all over the world, we never allowed anyone to change our sound, our image and kept Latinism in our music,” she said. . “So for a little Hispanic girl to see herself reflected and say, ‘Maybe one day I could do something that would make me a Barbie,’ that’s really cool.”

Captions: Madonna wished Gloria Estefan a happy birthday on her twitter with this throwback photo

Captions: Madonna wished Gloria Estefan a happy birthday on her twitter with this throwback photo

Captions: Madonna wished Gloria Estefan a happy birthday on her twitter with this throwback photo “We wish Gloria Estefan a happy birthday (September 1st)!”

The music legend appreciates those who came before her, who helped pave the way to her own stardom and takes pride in helping others reach their full potential.

“I’m honored to have opened that door a little more,” Estefan said. “For me it was Carlos Santana, José Feliciano, Desi Arnaz – I saw him sing in Spanish on I Love Lucy when I was a kid and it was the highest rated show in America.”

She continued, “These artists paved the way for me. So, for kind of helping things get a little easier… I mean, I was thrilled to see Bad Bunny doing his acceptance speeches in Spanish and performing in Spanish without having to adapt. It is a wonderful step forward.

Power couple: She with her husband Emilio Estefan in June in Miami

Power couple: She with her husband Emilio Estefan in June in Miami

Power couple: She with her husband Emilio Estefan in June in Miami

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