|Limited Edition Cynthia Bailey Prettie Girls! Collectors Doll -- she is gorgeous!|
The Cynthia Bailey Collectors Doll is here and more lovely than I had imagined, which is always a good thing. I am as impressed with the box as I am with the doll. I took several initial photos shown below.
|The front of box shows a tonal image of the head and torso of the doll.|
|The inside flap defines Prettie Girls! and the One World Prettie (OWP) concept. The Cynthia doll's fashion is described in the final paragraph.|
|The lovely, articulated (underneath breasts, at elbows, wrists, and knees), 12-inch Cynthia Bailey doll is nicely presented inside the box with black doll stand included. Her huge Afro hairstyle is well done with soft fibers.|
|This lovely image of supermodel, actress, entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey is underneath the plastic liner that holds the doll in place.|
|The back of the box is as impressive as the front, featuring a tonal headshot of the doll. A cute image of the doll's designer, Stacey McBride-Irby, is in the lower right corner.|
Supermodel Cynthia Bailey resides in Atlanta with her 13-year-old daughter, Noelle, and her husband Peter. The Alabama-born beauty moved to New York City 25 years ago to pursue her dream of modeling. Cynthia's biggest career moment was when she beat out Naomi Campbell for a co-starring role opposite Sandra Berhardt in her film, WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING. From there she was always on call for her friend and super-star film director Brett Ratner for all of his early movies & music videos. Mr. Bill Cosby [cast] this southern beauty for 2 episodes of THE COSBY SHOW, and other television appearances that include NY UNDERCOVER, SOUL TRAIN guest model host, and host spots on BET.
Cynthia's commercials include [Macy's], Levis, Mercedes Benz and many more. In addition to her "housewife" duties, Cynthia can be seen regularly on Good Morning America serving as a correspondent. She also operates as CEO of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion and is creator of the Miss Renaissance Pageant and the Cynthia Bailey Model Search.
My doll is documented as follows in my doll inventory Excel spreadsheet:
|Month-Year of Purchase||Manufacturer/Artist/Year Made||Name||Description||Price|
|January||One World Doll Project, 2013||Limited Edition Cynthia Bailey Prettie Girls! Collectors Doll||12-inch fashion doll designed by Stacey McBride-Irby (former Mattel designer) inspired by former supermodel/model agency owner Cynthia Bailey; black Afro, brown painted eyes; wears white tank with The Bailey Agency School of Fashion logo on front; black faux leather jacket, black and shimmery silver striped shorts, black high-heel shoes, gold cuff bracelet, gold hoop earrings, has black patent-leather purse with gold "chain" strap. Doll is not a portrait of Cynthia Bailey; but was inspired by her. Signed, #'d, COA enclosed in blue stock folder arrived later; has black doll stand.||$69.95|
|Scan of certificate of authenticity and OWDP Lifetime Collectors pin|
Her impressive signed, numbered, certificate of authenticity arrived under separate cover accompanied by a One World Doll Project Lifetime Collectors Club pin, shown above.
I have not removed the doll from the box liner and am not sure I will. I want to, but I want to preserve her in her manufactured state a while longer. (It's a collector's thing that only a doll collector would understand.)