Teen inspires first transgender doll

Story highlights

  • The Tonner Doll Company has made the world's first transgender doll
  • It is based on transgender teen advocate, Jazz Jennings

(CNN)Like many girls, 16-year-old Jazz Jennings always loved dolls and dresses. She is one of the youngest people to be documented as transgender, and it has garnered her a following. The latest installment of this appreciative fandom is a doll version of the teen.

The Tonner Doll Company, which specializes in adult collectibles and high-fashion dolls, is releasing a Jazz Jennings doll that was designed and sculpted by the founder of the company, Robert Tonner.
The doll will come with a pink shirt and jean shorts, mirroring the outfit that Jazz wears on the cover of her memoir, "Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen." It debuted at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend.
    "Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view," Tonner said in a statement. "She's incredibly brave, intelligent, warmhearted and creative."