I swear this will be the last post about the Madame Tussauds wax figure unveiling… it seems to be getting a lot of media buzz from around the world. I’ll try and keep them combined in this post.
People — Looks like Gwen Stefani really took her song â€œDonâ€™t Speakâ€ to heart on Wednesday. Or was that the wax figurine of her exact likeness that didnâ€™t speak? It may be a little more difficult to tell who the real No Doubt singer is and who has been immortalized in wax. Stefani, 40, was in Las Vegas Wednesday as her body double was unveiled at the Venetian hotelâ€™s Madame Tussauds. And when the curtain dropped revealing a midriff-baring Stefani to the real Stefani, the songstress said, â€œThat is so me.â€ For several minutes the mother-of-two stood in awe at her wax statue, touching its abs, staring into the eyes and putting her arm around the figure. â€œThat is so weird,â€ she told her friends. â€œI canâ€™t believe it. Can you believe it?â€ The figure is said to have taken over 500 hours to sculpt and mold and reportedly cost $300,000 to make. â€œThat is crazy,â€ Stefani said while viewing the statue, six months after sitting down with sculptors for measurements in London. Madame Tussauds organizers said the Stefani was consistently one of the most requested wax figures that customers wanted to see.
BBC — Singer Gwen Stefani came face to face with her double when her waxwork was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas.
As she stood next to her double, she said it was “mind-blowing” and the likeness was “unbelievable”.
The figure took nearly six months to create and more than 250 measurements and photographs were taken.
MTV — OK, I think we can all agree that Madame Tussauds might be getting a little too good at their work, right? I mean, first there was the Rihanna wax figure, which had a disturbingly lifelike look to it. And now we get this Gwen Stefani wax model, which, while a bit pale, frankly, still bears a striking resemblance to the original human model.
Above we see Gwen Stefani posing with her wax model at Madame Tussauds’ Las Vegas branch. The modern-day fashion queen, wife and mother that Gwen Stefani has become got to hang out with the punky, spunky, “Spiderwebs” version of herself (though the wax figure was decked out in the clothes Gwen rocked on No Doubt’s 2009 reunion tour).
What do you think? Is Madame Tussauds getting a little too lifelike with its wax figures? Is it starting to freak you out? Let us know!