*A Brazilian ‘plastic artist’ has created a Barbie-like doll inspired by Beyonce’s pregnant Grammys performance.
47-year-old sculptor, Marcus Vinícius da Silva Bernardo, a who goes by Marcus Baby, immortalized Bey’s golden goddess look for his latest creation.
He said: “I did this job in five days and her clothes are made with gold rhinestones, metal, chains, rings, and wire. The doll has a plastic pregnant belly and also a fake piercing in her belly button, same as the original Beyoncé,” he said.
The Beyonce doll, which is not available to buy, is a plastic version of the award-winning performer in her 2017 Grammys glory — in which she paid homage to the Yoruba tradition and Oshun (also spelled Osun), the goddess of water, fertility and love. The singer showed off her baby bump while performing at the award show in February, weeks after she announced on social media that she’s expecting twins with her husband Jay Z.
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Marcus Baby is a Beyonce super-fan who collects iconic Mattel toys, which he alters to look like celebrities. As the Daily Mail reports, in the past, he’s rendered the Barbies to look like Rihanna, Madonna, Kesha, Whitney Houston, Lupita Nyong’o, Bjork, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and more (see below).
None of his pieces are for sale, instead he shares the photos on his website and Instagram page.
“I have 250 other dolls which are inspired by other celebrities, but they are only for myself. I don’t sell to anyone.”
In related news, Queen Bey is helping to stand up for female entrepreneurs through WTRMLN WTR, a beverage company in which she invests.
“I invested in WTRMLN WTR because it’s the future of clean, natural hydration; as partners, we share a simple mission to deliver accessible wellness to the world,” Beyonce said at the time of her initial involvement. “This is more than an investment in a brand, it’s an investment in female leaders, fitness, American farmers, and the health of people and our planet.”
Beyonce and the company’s co-founder, Jody Levy, will be donating a portion of all product sales to the Whole Planet Foundation, reports vogue.com. The foundation provides micro-credits to communities around the world, with the goal of alleviating poverty.
“I applaud the innovative female leaders at WTRMLN WTR, who inspire us with their creativity and their true commitment to elevating our community and culture,” Beyonce said on the company’s move.