Artist Erin Lareau created a 5 foot tall pavé crystal elephant for Katy Perry.
Milan, Italy: "My elephant was inspired by my California Dreams Tour and Candyfornia - a magical, glittering place where everything is sweet! The crystals that adorn the elephant are precious, just like the Asian elephants that need our protection. Let’s raise awareness," tweeted superstar Katy Perry.
Who knew Katy Perry was into elephants? Perry took to Twitter to show off an elephant that was being auctioned off in Milan, Italy as part of an Elephant Parade art and awareness/conservancy project.
It raised over $20,000 for the conservancy.
Katy tweeted, "Meet Dumbina! You can visit her at La Rinascente at the Duomo in Milan and bid on 11/22 to help save the elephants!"
Dumbina is part of a “larger” Elephant Parade art project. According to the Elephant Parade website, Dumbina is a California Dreams tour-inspired life-sized painted elephant. Painted with the word ‘Candyfornia’ and the initials ‘K.P.’ Katy’s elephant is definitely something that the singer is proud of: “The crystals that adorn the elephant are precious, just like the Asian elephants that need our protection. Let’s raise awareness!”
This isn’t Katy’s first time dealing with elephants or being around the animals. She rode into celebrity blogger Perez Hilton’s birthday party in March of 2010 on the back of an elephant, while singing ‘Happy Birthday.’ Katy Perry’s unique elephant history makes the “Teenage Dream’ artist a likely candidate in promoting this cause and to inspire a little elephant art.