Selena Quintanilla-Perez lives; her family, fans and celebrities have kept the memory of Queen of Tex-Mex for two decades after her death.
Through the years, fans of the singer have always found a way to remember Selena.
March 31st 2016 marks its twenty-first anniversary of her departure and to continue commemorating, honoring and celebrating the life of Tejano singer; last month Selena fans suggested a Barbie with the image and likeness of the memorable singer through Change.org.
This request from fans took place after the doll brand, Mattel, announced that there will be diversity among Barbies with curvaceous bodies.
Mattel Doll Company released an official space for fans to sign on your request. This petition asks 7,500 signatures to create the Selena Barbie. As of this writing, 6,573 people support this request, with 927 signatures remaining. You can read and sign the petition here: http://chn.ge/1UFn8lP
The petitioner describes herself “as a huge Selena fan and Barbie collector, we want Mattel to create an official Selena doll in her likeness. There has yet to be any curvy Hispanic Barbie dolls in any Barbie line and we think Selena is a perfect candidate for that kind of representation.”
“Selena was truly a person to be admired and I think young girls and boys would appreciate having a Selena doll in their collection.” — Remy Ocampo, Change.org petitioner
A doll was unveiled of the Tejano singer in 1996 but was later discontinued.
If you are a fan of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and would like a Selena Barbie doll, you can go to Change.org and be part of the cause by leaving your signature and comments.