The actress, who finished Dancing with the Stars' sixteenth season with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy in second place, has inspired Mattel to create a Barbie based on her look at the 2015 Oscars -- dreadlocks and all, Us Weeklyreported.
Coleman, 19, was at the center of a controversy in February when Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic had made an offensive comment about how her dreadlocks must've smelled like "patchouli oil or weed," which prompted Kelly Osbourne to quit the show and Coleman to go on a rampage about Rancic's "ignorance" and "disrespect."
Mattel made the announcement on Monday, sketching an image of Coleman in her beautiful ivory off-the-shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown she rocked on the red carpet. The company reportedly released the sketch with the following message to Coleman: "Thank you for raising your voice!"
At the time Rancic was under fire for her dreadlocks remark, Coleman said many of her family members and successful African Americans have worked dreadlocks. Rancic apologized numerous times and claimed her words were edited out of context on Fashion Police. Osbourne, however, called Rancic out for being a liar.
In an interview with Galore magazine for its October issue, Coleman discussed her Oscars look and why it suited her.
"My wearing my hair in locks on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough," Coleman said, according to Us.
"My parents are both educators and the way they raised me was to always be aware of what's going on in my business as well as in my personal life. [They] never really sheltered me from anything. They were always very open with me, which is probably why I'm able to be real."
Coleman explained the way people react to things is a big indicator of character.
"I just had too much respect for myself and didn't want to prove everybody right that's waiting for me to be ignorant and do something dumb, so I took my time until I thought of the best way I could address the comment," she said.
"I realized that if I don't like something, I can change it. If I don't feel comfortable with something, then I have a voice to say, 'It's not cool.'"