Mattel Introduces Their New “Drag Queen Barbie”
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.
“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.”
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?