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Mattel Introduces Their New “Drag Queen Barbie”

Submitted by on August 18, 2012 – 12:47 pmNo Comment
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Somewhere, RuPaul is snapping his fingers in a fierce Zorro snap formation.

America’s sweetheart Miss Barbie Doll has accomplished plenty of things during her illustrious lifetime. She’s been a nurse, a doctor, a teacher, a rockstar, an astronaut, and even a prom queen! But, she’s never been a full-on Queen…until now. Mattel, the makers of Barbie, have commissioned the first-ever Drag Queen Barbie.

Created by fashion design duo Phillipe and David Blond, otherwise known as The Blonds, the cross-dressing plastic doll was inspired by Phillipe, who is a cross-dresser. Officially called The Blonds Blond Diamond Doll, the drag Barbie is sure to serve as an inspiration to an entirely new set of teen girls and boys around the globe.

Phillipe and David Blond

One of the great things about Barbie is that she continues to push the envelope,” Cathy Cline, vice president of marketing for Mattel’s girls’ brands, told The New York Times. “Barbie doesn’t worry about what other people think.”

Just don’t expect to see Ken in a dress. Selling for a pricey $125 a figurine, the cross-dressing doll pretty much looks like the Barbie you have come to know and love: big blonde hair, big boobs, tiny waist and seriously wacked-out proportions. Her dress, however, was inspired by The Blonds’ “Blonde Legends” Fall 2008 collection and is quite remarkable and would be make real-life divas like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey proud.
According to the official website, “Barbie wears a stunning silvery mini corset dress—designed by The Blonds themselves—featuring countless sculpted faux gems and a full length faux fox fur. Of course, luscious blonde curls frame her beautiful face. Accessories include silvery jewelry suite and glitter pumps. Pretty, provocative, and magical, The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie brings the most sparkly splendor of fashion.”

Check out The Blonds Blond Diamond doll below, which will be available for pre-order at Barbiecollector.com. Do you think a Drag Queen Barbie will go down in history as fab or a drag?

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