The talk is that Raquelle is the new Asian Barbie. I have purchase a few versions her but didn't know she was Asian until I read in on the web! So, I'm not Asian so I not going to assume I know what all Asians look like. I will ask the question would you have know if you weren't told?
I started to purchast this one but I realized I only like the dress and that wasn't reason enough to buy another Raquelle. I am not so impressed with the whole dog thing! The dog isn't cute in my opinion.
Here is the first Raquelle Fashionista and the new Pet Fashionista in a side-by-side shot. Would you think either were Asian? I purchased the one in the pink and have her on a Rosie O"Donnell body and I just love her that way! Raquelle also is the palest of the Fashionista so I have used her body as a donor for some of my paler dolls like Sydney, Siobhan and Loralie.
Here is the second version and the new Pet Fashionista. I like the second version's face but not the outfit.
Finally, Barbie for President Doll! To me, she looks the closest to looking Asian. I wouldn't say she is not a fashionista because she doesn't have legs that bend because neither does the new Ryan! Also Raquelle is not included in any of the other playline except Fashionista and this Barbie for President.
Barbie for President
I have put the Barbie for President's head on the second Fashionista's body and am calling her Connie!