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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Now Has Her Own Doll

NEW YORK – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Latina congresswoman who has taken Washington by storm in recent times to become somewhat of a role model, now has her own doll.

The 30-year-old Democrat joins a select line of other politicians belonging to the party that Jason Feinberg depicts in figurine form at his New York studio.

“You know the same way that little kids have heroes that come from movies or from sports, I feel like a lot of adults have heroes that have to do with ideology,” Feinberg, the man behind the new AOC doll, told EFE at his workshop in Brooklyn.

His company, FCTRY, makes 15 figurines in total – most of them Democratic Party politicians.

“I think that all great hero stories involve an ordinary person who transforms into somebody extraordinary,” he said of the congresswoman.

Sitting in front of several of his creations, he recalled how AOC, who was born in the Bronx, had gone on to become one of the most powerful people in the United States.

AOC’s reincarnation in doll form is dressed in white and is about 15 centimeters tall.

“We’re trying to choose their most iconic outfit,” said Feinberg of the dolls.

“In the case of AOC, there are a couple of iconic moments where she wore white.”

The outfit is a nod specifically to the day she wore white alongside other congresswomen to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address – a symbolic gesture taken in solidarity with the suffragettes who adopted the color historically during their protests demanding the right to vote.

On the first day the project launched, FCTRY raised $26,000 – $11,000 more than it needed to produce the first batch of 5,000 AOC miniatures.

The AOC figurine will be available from February at a price of $20 – with orders online open now.

Other pieces that Feinberg makes include former President Barack Obama, progressive judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Democratic primary candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

“She represents a new kind of power that I think is really exciting,” Feinberg said.

 

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