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May 07, 2015

Nova's 'sad piccolo girl' to become bobblehead

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The piccolo girl.

Big news: "Sad Piccolo Girl” is being made into a souvenir bobblehead.

Do you remember the viral video of Villanova band member Roxanne Chalifoux, better known as "Sad Piccolo Girl,” crying on camera while playing the piccolo after the Wildcats lost to N.C. State in the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament? 

Of course, you do.

But to be sure you never forget, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame Museum launched a campaign in partnership with Chalifoux to create a head-bobbing tangible treasure for your desk or bedside table. (Better yet, get two)

Chalifoux, who made several TV appearances after her emotional moment went viral, including performing as a guest of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show, as well as being made into memes, created a video for the Kickstarter in an attempt to rally funding needed to bring the figurines to fruition.

According to the Kickstarter campaign, a goal of $5,000 in sales is set for June 5 in order to produce the dolls, which are expected to be ready for delivery by September. 

The campaign must sell at least 500 figurines for the bobbleheads to be produced, according to Chalifoux.

The first 250 people to contribute to the campaign will receive the limited edition bobblehead for $15, after which the price will increase to $20, according to the campaign. 

For each bobblehead sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to the university's band.

Click here to view the Kickstarter.