The Beverly Johnson celebrity doll depicts her as a model. Matchbox Industries made the doll in 1989 as part of their The Real Model Collection that includes Beverly Johnson, Cheryl Tiegs, and Christie Brinkley. The series is described as “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN THE WORLD!”.
From the box:
“Hi, I’m Beverly Johnson
Height: 5’9” Weight: 120
Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Black
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York
Hobbies and Interest: Swimming, acting, writing, singing and dancing, and learning about everything.
I’m proud to have been an honor student and star athlete in school. I started modeling while in college and working as a swimming instructor. I still study hard for acting roles in movies and television. And I still love to swim!
As a model, I’ve been on the cover of over 500 magazines. It was a special privilege. to be the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue.
Now you can join me and my Real Model friends Christie and Cheryl in the exciting world of modeling!”
In 1974 Johnson made modeling history as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue .
Beverly Johnson gave 20% of her profits from the doll to the Make A Wish Foundation according to some of the doll boxes of this doll.