‘Tis the season for giving, and pop icon Janet Jackson is feeling especially charitable.
The “Pleasure Principle” singer — the latest celebrity to add her voice to the “It Gets Better” campaign — has partnered with toy manufacturer Mattel to promote an one-of-a-kind Janet Jackson Barbie currently being hawked for a good cause. “Miz Jackson, If Ya Nasty” in Plastic is up for auction via CharityBuzz.com, with all funds benefitting Project Angel Food — a Meals-on-Wheels-like organization that delivers meals to families affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses in the Greater Los Angeles area.
The collector’s edition Divinely Janet Doll comes accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity and a unique display case.
“Inspired by the ultra-glam black gown she wore during her 2010 American Idol performance, I knew we had to recreate that look for her one of a kind doll,” says Mattel Designer Jackeline Gonzalez, who crafted the Janet Barbie. “Look closely dolls, Janet’s sassy, short hairstyle, unique face and body sculpt and face painting all meticulously duplicate the legendary singer’s features.”
Gonzalez “duplicated the black gown, including the body-hugging cat-suit underneath that she revealed during her second, upbeat performance. Her gown is kissed with bling created by countless hand-placed Swarovski crystals. Even her mic is crystal-studded.”