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SAN ANTONIO, TX - AUGUST 31: Gloria Estefan performs at the Festival People en Español Presented by Target at The Alamodome on August 31, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Target)

Gloria Estefan turned 65 this week, and to celebrate, she got a Barbie. I don’t mean someone gave her a Barbie. I mean she got her OWN Barbie! Gloria Estefan announced the news on her Instagram page on Thursday, along with a video of the doll. Her caption read “The best birthday present ever! My very own mini me!”

Before hits like Conga, Get On Your Feet and The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Gloria Estefan herself was a doll-lover. She told People “I played with Barbies since I was a little girl, I wanted to emulate the torero jackets because my grandfather was from Asturias, Spain, and a mix of Moroccan from the Lebanese side of Emilio [Estefan]’s family because him and I are so intertwined. It’s just one of my favorite looks that I’ve ever had.” The doll is decked out in an outfit inspired by Estefan’s outfit from her “Get On Your Feet” video.

Mattel’s website listed the product description with an homage to the artist: Taking inspiration from her Cuban heritage and blending Latin rhythms with pop and dance beats, Gloria Estefan’s unique sound catapulted her to stardom, making her one of the most successful crossover artists in the world. Inspired by the iconic music video for Estefan’s chart-topping 1989 hit, “Get on Your Feet,” Barbie doll’s jacket features intricate golden detailing with jeweled accents and a dramatic, oversized lace sleeve. A golden waist chain accentuates her soft leopard belt, while bold thigh-high boots and golden accessories complete her look.” The doll’s release date is listed as Sept 1, Gloria Estefan’s 65th birthday. Although there was a limit of three dolls per customer, the Gloria Estefan Barbies sold out quickly on the website. No surprise though. This doll is iconic.

Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas

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Famous Celebrities That Were Born In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is truly “The City That Never Sleeps” and despite popular belief is home to more than just giant casinos and gambling machines. Many famous celebrities from all fields of the entertainment industry were born in the city of sin. You may have seen some of these icons on television, competing in BMX events, singing your favorite song, and/or influencing your siblings on the internet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the population census taken on April 1, 2021, shows that there are 2,265,461 people living in Clark County, Nevada. Clark County is the nation’s 13 largest county which in theory is the size of the state of New Jersey. The city of Las Vegas is forever growing and will be the home of many more celebrities to come.

Curious to see who was born in Vegas? Find out from the list below:

  • Brendon Urie

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Singer and songwriter

    Work: Solo artist and the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco

    Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 01: Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco accepts the award for Top Rock Song for “High Hopes” during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Daveigh Chase

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Actress

    Work: The Ring, Donnie Darko and more.

    Daveigh Chase

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 12: Actress Daveigh Chase arrives at HBO’s ‘Big Love’ Season 5 premiere at Directors Guild of America on January 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Ronnie Radke

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Singer, songwriter and rapper

    Work: Lead vocalist of Falling in Reverse

    Ronnie Radke from Falling In Reverse

    CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 21: Falling In Reverse perform “Gangsta’s Paradise” with Coolio and Tyler Carter at the 2014 Gibson Brands AP Music Awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images)

  • Charlie Stewart

    Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Actor

    Work: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody,  7th Heaven, ER, The Dog Who Saved Christmas and more.

  • Brandon Flowers

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Singer and songwriter

    Work: Lead vocalist and keyboardist of The Killers

    Brandon Flowers from The Killers

    CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 14: Brandon Flowers of the Killers performs during the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

     

  • Matthew Gray Gubler

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Actor

    Work: Criminal Minds, (500) Days Of Summer, Newness and more.

    Matthew Gray Gubler

    TORONTO, ONTARIO – SEPTEMBER 08: Matthew Gray Gubler attends “Endings, Beginnings” premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 08, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

  • Dan Reynolds

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Singer and songwriter

    Work: Lead vocalist of Imagine Dragons

    Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 06: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs on stage during Rock in Rio 2019 – Day 7 at Cidade do Rock on October 06, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

  • Charisma Carpenter

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Actress

    Work: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Veronica Mars and more.

    Charisma Carpenter

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 21: Charisma Carpenter attends the 9th Annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 21, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

  • Cerina Vincent

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Actress

    Work: Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Not Another Teen Movie, Freaks of Nature and more.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 04: Cerina Vincent attends the Sixth-Annual Star Studded Unbridled Eve Gala at Bardot on January 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Unbridled Eve)

  • T.J. Lavin

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: BMX Rider

    Work: The Challenge, X Games, Dew Tour and more.

    T.J. Lavin

    LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 25: BMX rider and television host T.J. Lavin arrives at the 29th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 25, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar Media Group)

  • Meaghan Martin

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Actress

    Work: Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Mean Girls 2 and more.

    Meaghan Martin

    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Meaghan Martin poses backstage at the Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)

  • Tana Mongeau

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Internet Personality

    Work: YouTube, MTV no Filter: Tana Turns 21 and more

    Tana Mongeau

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 11: Tana Mongeau attends Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Carey Hart

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Professional Freestyle Motocross Competitor, Motorcycle Racer, and Off-road Truck Racer

    Work: AMA supercross circuit, Bronze at Gravity Games, Gold at Australian X Games, and more.

    Carey Hart

    LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 05: Freestyle motocross rider Carey Hart holds a custom painted motorcycle helmet to be given away as he surprises guests as a bartender in support of Carey Hart’s Good Ride Rally benefiting Infinite Hero Foundation at The D Bar, D Las Vegas on October 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for the D Las Vegas)

  • Andre Agassi

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Tennis Player

    Work: Olympic Gold Medalist, career Grand Slam in the Open Era, career Super Slam, ATP Master Series and more.

    Andre Agassi

    LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 27: Former tennis player and Community Achievement Award recipient Andre Agassi attends the 21st annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Ronald O. Perelman at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

  • Bryce Harper

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Professional Baseball Right Fielder

    Work: Philadelphia PhilliesMajor League Baseball

    Bryce Harper

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies heads to the batter’s box during the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 19, 2021 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets won 3-2. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Kris Bryant

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Professional Baseball Third Basemen and Outfielder

    Work: Chicago Cubs and San Francisco GiantsMajor League Baseball

    Kris Bryant

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 02: Kris Bryant #23 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on September 02, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • Kyle Busch

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Stock Car Racing Driver

    Work: NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion, 2015 and 2019 Cup Series Champion, and more.

    Kyle Busch

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, wave to fans onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations Duel #1 at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

     

  • Kurt Busch

    Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Title: Auto Racing Driver

    Work: NASCAR Cup Series, 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 2017 Daytona 500 Winner and more.

    Kurt Busch

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, walks during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations Duel #1 at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)