Designer creates Barbie Beyoncé


March 08, 2017
Contributed Barbie Beyonce
AP Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles.

BeyoncE's pregnant performance at the Grammy Awards has been immortalised as a custom Barbie doll.

The 35-year-old R&B superstar is expecting twins with her husband Jay Z, but she didn't let her pregnancy stop her from taking to the stage at the prestigious ceremony in February to wow with a nine-minute medley of the tracks Love Drought and Sandcastles from her acclaimed album Lemonade.

Before taking to the stage, BeyoncE was seen in a video montage wearing a striking metallic two piece, which showed off her baby bump with a golden cape flowing behind.

She then stepped out on to the flower-strewn stage in an extravagant gold sequinned gown teamed with a gold crown surrounded by an array of over 20 backing dancers. She sent the star-studded audience into raptures when the wooden chair she was sitting in dipped back, sending her parallel with the floor.

Her appearance which was witnessed by Jay Z and the couple's five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, as well as her sister, Solange was praised as the performance of the night.

Now, Brazilian designer Marcus Baby has created a Barbie in BeyoncE's likeness from the evening.

The self-confessed BeyoncE super-fan has a huge collection of the iconic Mattel toys which were created by Ruth Handler and launched in 1959 and are still massively popular which he alters to look like celebrities.

This is the third figure he has made to look like his idol, but Marcus insists none of his unique dolls are for sale, they are just for him to enjoy and for visitors to his website and Instagram page.

Marcus has created 250 other dolls which were inspired by celebrities. Other stars Marcus has turned into toys include Adele, Shakira, Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Michael Jackson.