Talking to Associated Press, Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. When her friends saw the dolls, “they were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of a sudden the dolls took over. And the dolls were the most important thing in the room. And this is a beautiful thing,” she said.
At the news conference, the 27-year-old singer made her grand entrance wearing a red plaid jumpsuit and wrapped in coils of the same fabric.
Gaga is participating in a charity auction to benefit the 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims. She’s hoping that one of the two Gaga-styled Hello Kitty dolls will raise a lot of money for the cause.
The dolls are not yet for sale, and it’s not quite clear who exactly would buy life-size Lady Gaga dolls, but the singer said she looked forward to returning to Japan with the “Artpop” tour although the concert schedule hasn’t been released.