The famous social media queen, Jazz Jennings, has not only conquered reality tv, written a book, and become a transgender advocate, but she will now have a doll made from her own likeness.
Tonner Doll Company announced that it will be releasing the first ever doll representing a transgender girl.
Jennings posted the happy news on her Facebook page. “I’m a doll! Thanks Tonner for being so progressive!”
The doll, as is common with all dolls, will have no gender identifiers. It will make its debut at the upcoming New York Toy Fair on February 18th. It is expected to retail for $89.99 when it hits store shelves in July. Initially, the doll will sell in 25-50 stores, but will go to the mass market if it finds its customer base.
Robert Tonner, the doll company’s CEO, said the choice to make a doll of Jennings was his idea when he first saw her on Barbara Walters at the age of 6. He said, “Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view ― she’s incredibly brave, intelligent, warm-hearted and creative.”