The Real Housewives are known to have an entrepreneurial spirit with writing books, recording songs and designing clothing and jewelry. But the infamous Real Housewife of Washington D.C. Michaele Salahi? She apparently is trying to cash in on her 15 minutes in a very unique way, she wants to become a doll.
On the surface it appears as if this Real Housewife is totally channeling Barbie with her super blonde hair and extremely thin figure. And now she wants to makes those Barbie dreams come true with a doll modeled after her likeness! But why would Mattel, or anyone for that matter, want to make a doll of Michaele?
Good question. Barbie tries to celebrate careers, sports or interesting hobbies in the famous dolls various incarnations from the Vet Barbie to Surfing Barbie. What kind of message would this kind of doll send a young girl? “If you crash a party, you too can be celebrated in doll form!” Yeah, not the kind of inspirational message anyone would want to pass down to their daughters.
So what would this doll be like?
“The Salahis want to produce a Barbie Doll of Michaele in her red sari dress — the same outfit she wore when ‘gatecrashing’ the White House,” said one source.
But what’s off about this plan is that they are have been desperately trying to distance themselves from all the “gatecrashing” claims. Their lawyer is now threatening to sue anyone who refers to them as the White House Gatecrashers. But really, that is what they are famous for, that is their claim to fame. And having a doll wearing a Sari like Michaele wore on that infamous night, just reinforces the whole “we’re famous for crashing parties” message.
And they aren’t just looking at doing a doll, they reportedly also want to market Halloween costumes of Michaele’ infamous gate crashing look.
But the big question is, if they are trying to divorce themselves from the whole gate crashing thing, why are they trying to embrace it in such crass commercial ways?
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