There are numerous ways that celebrities and their fans measure their success or quantify the value of whether the individual has truly “made it” in their field or not. These can include anything from number of social media followers to listens on videos or music, to awards, to an actor’s role being big or small, and so much more.
However, one major way that celebs and their followers feel like they have truly made waves or not is the newer idea of having a doll made in their own likeness. Whether you believe this notion or not, it is pretty agreeable that making a doll of someone is a high achievement. Here are some celebrities that have their own doll made of them for you to learn more about.
BTS is a K-pop band that has taken the world by storm over the past few years in particular, releasing many types of merchandise related to their music and band as well as attaining big markers like sold out tours, new countries traveled, and more. It’s no big surprise to those knowing this that BTS has their own dolls now too as of 2019, which were made by Mattel.
JoJo Siwa is a growing pop star and celebrity face who has a lot of work to do with the kids’ television channel Nickelodeon. At such a young age, the singer has already made a great deal of accomplishments in her life. Needless to say, she was absolutely over the moon to see and talk about her own doll being made and released fairly recently which also sings in her voice.
While Zendaya has moved on from her original claim to fame and shifted her focus of fame from her start on Disney shows like Shake It Up, the actress did in fact have a doll made for her by Mattel as well. It was based off of a look she did for her 2015 Oscars appearance, and she posed with the doll a few times for photos and appearances.
Disney’s movie and sequel, Descendants and Descendants 2, was based off of the idea of famous Disney villains and stars having teenaged kids with their own interactions and story. It did amazingly well, and Disney even released dolls in 2017 made in the looks of the villain stars which excited much of the young cast.
In his early days of fame, Justin Bieber got a lot of attention from teens and younger girls which made perfect marketing for dolls and toys made to look like him. This prompted the toy company Vivid to make their own Justin Bieber dolls back in the day, which also had multiple dolls to have different iconic outfits that he had been seen in.
Hilary Duff was presented her own doll in 2005, but unlike most current creations that are being sold to the public she had a single doll made which was then auctioned off by Hilary to go to charity. So, we can see the past doll but not get individual ones. But this action was considered quite endearing for most fans and onlookers.
One Direction was a hit band for many years during their time together before breaking apart, which meant that they caught the attention of many brands. This led to each of the band members having a doll made in their likeness in an outfit that was pretty on-par for their usual performances. The band posed with them excited in photos when they were originally made.
Well-known current pop singer Shawn Mendes recently took to social media to discuss his excitement and mixed feelings about the reveal that he will have his own doll made as well. This idea came in 2019 and he posted about it on social media with the exclamation “So weird!”. It seems he voiced the ideas of most celebrities that these can be pretty mixed emotion moments.
While there are more celebs that can make this list currently, and there will be more in the future, this gives you a pretty good breakdown of some of the bigger celebrities that had this happen to them as well as a good way to decipher what shared factors or career pieces each one could have that could show a pattern. Many celebrities account their own fame in their own ways but almost all of the individuals on this list thought it was a big deal to have a doll made to look like them. It can also be a great addition to how you quantify the importance or influence of a character or celebrity when you look at multiple aspects of their fame, so this list can help you to do exactly that if you want to learn more about what celebs have achieved big things.