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Ovation: Whitney Houston Tribute At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
I’ve never understood the point of wax museums. I suppose that, in years gone by when it was virtually impossible to come face to face with a famous person, a wax model was the next best thing. Nowadays, wax figures are so lifelike that it’s often difficult to tell the difference between a statue and an actually person.
This week, on the anniversary of her death, four statues of pop icon Whitney Houston were unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York. The figures, all in Houston’s likeness, mark various moments of the Grammy-winning singer’s 30-year career in music and film. This is the first time Tussauds has immortalized a celebrity with four different figures at one time with each to be placed in a different location around the country.
- The wax figure of Houston wearing a slinky dress in the 1988 video ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ will be placed in the Las Vegas museum.
- The replica of Houston in the 1992 movie ‘The Bodyguard’ will be shown in the Hollywood location (how apropos).
- The rendering of Houston wearing her track suit from her ‘Star Spangled Banner’ performance at the 1991 Super Bowl will appear in Washington, D.C.
- The likeness of Houston wearing a shimmering dress for her final album, ‘I Look to You,’ will be in New York.
As usual, the folks at Madame Tussauds have created images so lifelike that they’re almost creepy. And this is exactly what fans of wax figures expect to see.
Houston entertained and inspired thousands of people all over the world and now she can continue to bring smiles to the faces of fans in four locations.
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