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  Barbie unveils new 'multi-ethnic' doll
Updated 21 February 2002, 18.00
Kayla, the new 'multi-ethnic' doll
The makers of Barbie today unveiled the first 'multi-ethnic' version of the doll.

Kayla, who goes on sale later this year in America, has been made to look like many skin colours.

She has slightly darker skin than the original Barbie, a 'multicultural' face and hair down to her waistline.


She will be a new friend for the blonde and blue-eyed Barbie.

Mattel spokeswoman Julia Jensen said: "Kayla is a doll of all ethnic backgrounds."

Kayla was chosen from a list of the most popular girls' names in America.

Kayla is the same size as the traditional Barbie and comes after the introduction of Christie, a black Barbie.

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