Mattel's Barbie Doll has fallen out of favor over the years. Lately, sales of the blonde beauty have totally bombed. But even avowed opponents of the unrealistically voluptuous doll are taking a second look with the introduction of one in the likeness of singer Zendaya Coleman.
The 19-year-old pop singer joins dozens of other celebrities who have been immortalized in a collection of the universally recognizable fashion doll.
Zendaya loves the honor and loves the idea. She wrote on Facebook and 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 #be super"
The Zendaya Barbie will be sporting her look from this year's Oscar Ceremony, where she walked the red carpet in a Vivienne Westwood gown.
Other celebrities honored with a Barbie in their image: Marilyn Monroe, Goldie Hawn in her "Laugh-In" era, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor and many others.
The Zendaya doll features the singer's long, beautiful hairstyle, became the center of racist commentary on the red carpet. Giuliana Rancic said on "Fashion Police" the singer must have "smelled like patchouli." Zendaya responded on social media, writing, "There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect."