Madonna denied her own Barbie
The 50-year-old singer desired a doll modelled after her, similar to supermodel Heidi Klum’s immortalisation as part of toy firm Mattel’s 'Blonde Ambition,' but the idea was turned down. Read on to find out why...entertainment Updated: Aug 10, 2009 10:14 IST
'Queen of Pop' Madonna is known for taking extreme measures to retain her youth but the superstar’s plan to immortalise herself with a Barbie doll has been turned down by the toy manufacturer.The 50-year-old singer desired a doll modelled after her, similar to supermodel Heidi Klum’s immortalisation as part of toy firm Mattel’s ‘Blonde Ambition´ collection, Mirror reported.
The singer phoned Mattel with the idea of a ‘Madonna Barbie´ which would celebrate her contribution to the world of music, but was turned down because of her controversial image.
“The company, however has ruled out against the idea in case of a public backlash from consumers who disapprove of the star’s sexy image,” sources in the company said.
Insiders however feel that that move would not trigger Madonna to step back from her motive.
“Madonna is used to getting what she wants, so she is now thinking about launching her own doll collection to rival Barbie,” says an insider.