What an inspiration!
Disney starlet Zendaya has her own Barbie modeled after her stunning (and controversial) look at the 2015 Oscars. News broke last week that the 19-year-old would be joining the Barbie family, and here’s the first look. The doll, created in her likeness, commemorates her iconic Vivienne Westwood look from the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet where she inspired people of all ages to stand up for themselves.
Last night, Zendaya hit the carpet at the Barbie Rock ‘n Royals concert experience benefiting VH1 Save The Music Foundation held at the Hollywood Palladium in L.A.
“I’m excited to be a part of the new direction the Barbie brand is headed, specifically how they are celebrating diversity in the line and encouraging kids to raise their voices,” said Zendaya. “It’s a positive message to send to my fans, including my nieces who are coming with me to the concert.”
The teen star made her way down the carpet, in a white strapless MSGM mini decorated with red lips and red pumps, and held up her iconic Zendaya Barbie doll rocking the Vivienne Westwood dress she rocked at the Academy Awards.
Z also posted a photo to Instagram:
“When I was little I couldn’t find a Barbie that looked like me, my…how times have changed. Thank you @barbie for this honor and for allowing me to be apart of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty. Can’t wait to keep doing amazing things with you😘😘😘 #besuper @luxurylaw @theshelbyswain”
Earlier this year, Barbie introduced more diversity into their Fashionistas® line including twenty-three new dolls, featuring eight skin tones, fourteen different sculpts, eighteen eye colors and twenty-three different hair colors.
The Barbie Rock ‘N Royals event, hosted by Zendaya, will encourage kids to “Raise Their Voices” in a first of its kind experience including up-and-coming musical and dance acts, meet and greet with Zendaya and a rock star zone where kids can jam out on guitars, drums, trumpets and more instructed by music teachers and high school music students from Duarte Unified School District, a VH1 Save The Music partner school district. Allan Mucerino, the Duarte Unified School District Superintendent, is also expected to attend, along with 50 students from Duarte USD.
According to Barbie, her one-of-a-kind doll on was display at the Rock ‘N Royals event, but there’s no word on if the Zendaya Barbie doll will be available to the masses.
Would you buy the Zendaya doll?