This season, newcomer Becca Tobin plays the feisty new cheerleader, Kitty, on FOX’s Glee. So, it only seems appropriate that she be immortalized in the spicy, sweet candy, Hot Tamales.
Tobin is co-hosting the 12th Annual AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24. And to raise money for the organization’s efforts, a one-of-a-kind Hot Tamale candy art portrait will be auctioned off.
“When I saw how incredible this piece turned out, I was speechless,” Tobin tells Celebuzz. “I may just have to enter the bidding war for it at the event!”
Jason Mecier (the artist behind the notorious Honey Boo Boo portrait made from 25 pounds of garbage) used more than 5,000 pieces of Hot Tamale candy and worked for more than 40 hours to create the original piece of Tobin.
“I love Becca! She’s such a hot badass! I knew instantly when approached for this portrait that it needed to be made out of Hot Tamales! I’m honored to be able to help her raise money for such an important cause,” Mercier says.
At the APLA event, Tobin will autograph the piece before helping to auction it off for the cause. For more information on the event, visit the APLA website.