POPSUGAR Australia: How does one become the face of Barbie Christmas? It's such a cool gig!
Bec Hewitt: Yes, yes! I was approached not too long ago, and it was not something I even had to think about — it was the perfect fit for me. I grew up with Barbie and now having two girls, my love for Barbie I've just naturally passed on to them. Now I see them playing Barbie like I used to with my sister — Mia is all about how beautiful the Barbie is and keeping her in her box, whereas Ava loves to act her Barbies out in her dollhouse. It takes me back to my childhood, really. I feel pretty excited about it, absolutely. I don't like to take anything on if I don't feel passionate about it — so this is a really good fit for me; I know the products. We watch all the Barbie movies — we wait for each new one to come out!
PS: That's so cute. Your girls must be so excited that their mum is the Barbie ambassador.
BH: Yeah, and I also think it's nice to encourage that imaginative play, just to get away from technology. I'll stand and think, "Where's Ava got to in the house?" and I'll walk down and there she is, sitting on the floor, playing with her Barbie in her Barbie House. Which is great — they learn to occupy themselves, which is really important.
PS: There's more human interaction for kids there as well, which is always good.
BH: There is! Preparing you for life as a grown up . . . acting out those little scenarios.