Meet Michaele Salahi, Gatecrashing Action Figure

She goes all plastic

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 24, 2010 3:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – In her never-ending quest to promote herself, Michaele Salahi has arranged to recreate herself as a gatecrashing action figure. Her plastic mini-me, dudded out in her red ninja White House State Dinner sari and shawl, has been fashioned by HeroBuilders, which has also made Sarah Palin, Jersey Shore and Jon and Kate Gosselin action figures. Salahi, captivated by a Barbie dream, tried to pitch her teeny self to Mattel, but the toy company wasn't biting. It wasn't HeroBuilders' idea to do the doll, either, the company founder tells Politico. "We got a call from her agent," Emil Vicale explained.

“We’ve been contacted by tons of people in the past but have just never done it because people have a weird sense of the value of themselves. They think they’re going to sell a million dolls. That never ever happens,” he added. As for Salahi, “some people like her and some hate her. I don’t know how people will respond to this woman."

Michaele's Barbie dreams.
Michaele's Barbie dreams.   (HeroBuilders)
The real thing at the White House last year.
The real thing at the White House last year.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
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