• Fri, Dec 2 2011

Mattel Is Auctioning Off A Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll

Nicki Minaj, known for her outrageous and often questionable fashion choices, will now be immortalized as a Barbie doll. Mattel has commissioned a one-of-a-kind “Her Minajesty” doll that’s being auctioned off on celebrity auction site CharityBuzz from now til December 19.

Doll designer Stephen Summer decided to recreate Nicki on the cover of her Pink Friday album. The doll has “hand-rooted eyelashes,” cotton-candy-pink hair, and a blingy Barbie necklace. (What, no fried chicken?) Summer paid close attention to detail, even including the tattoo on Nicki’s left arm.

Then again, this may be a collectible to admire from afar. The estimated value is $15,000; the first bid minimum alone is $1,000.

But what a timely charity it represents! Proceeds go to Project Angel Food, in which volunteers and staff cook and then deliver meals to men, women, and children in the Los Angeles area who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Considering that yesterday was World AIDS Day 2011, it’s good to keep that giving spirit going throughout December.

CharityBuzz confirmed that they will also be auctioning off a Katy Perry Barbie doll in the near future, but they couldn’t give us any other details.

Here’s another look at the doll posing with a photo of her namesake:

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