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Mattel Introduces Drag Queen Barbie . . . and She's Faaaaaaabulous! (PHOTOS)

The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll

Strike a pose

She’s no RuPaul or Divine. She’s Barbie (snap, snap), and she’s fierce.

Mattel commissioned NYC-based design team The Blonds to create the first-ever drag queen Barbie — formally named Blond Diamond Barbie — and the result is simply showstopping (did you expect anything less?).

There’s no tucking or shaving necessary. She’s exactly like a regular Barbie, only totally more fabulous, as she takes after Phillipe Blond, one of the designers who’s also a cross-dresser, according to DesignTaxi.com. She’s dressed in diamonds and fur (faux and faux, but still) and a corset and stilettos with luscious blonde curls cascading down her back and face. She’s the sparkliest Barbie ever!

Alas, The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll is currently on backorder and won’t be available until December 2012 (ho, ho, ho).

Pre-order your $125 diva-licious Barbie here, and in the meantime, check out some detailed, head-to-toe views of Ken’s newest playmate (wink, wink) below:


  • Heavy on the eye makeup? 1 of 6
    Heavy on the eye makeup?
    Check!
    No drag queen is complete without the contents of an entire department store cosmetic counter on her face.
  • Fur, diamonds and stilettos? 2 of 6
    Fur, diamonds and stilettos?
    Check, check, check!
    Strike a pose.
  • A costume heavy on jewels and attitude? 3 of 6
    A costume heavy on jewels and attitude?
    Check!
    Paging Bob Mackie.
  • Fabulous shoes? 4 of 6
    Fabulous shoes?
    Duh, er, check!
    Christian Louboutins, natch.
  • A hair-do done to the nines? 5 of 6
    A hair-do done to the nines?
    Check!
    Is it only a matter of time before a Drag Queen Barbie wig collection is introduced?
  • A magazine cover to call her very own? 6 of 6
    A magazine cover to call her very own?
    Check!
    Next stop: Vogue

Source: Gothamist

Photo credits: Barbie Collector

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