As the one year anniversary of the death of Whitney Houston grows near, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is unveiling a new set of wax statues created in honor and in memory of the late popstar. The Madame Tussaud’s museums in Washington DC, Hollywood, Las Vegas and NYC are all getting a different wax likeness of Whitney and as you can see in the promo photo below, each statue looks incredibly lifelike. These new statues pay homage to Super Bowl ’91 Whitney, I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney, The Bodyguard Whitney and I Look To You Whitney … each, stunning in its own right. Check out the freshly immortalized Whitney below.
Whitney Houston’s music will live on forever – and now, she’ll be immortalized in another medium as well. Madame Tussauds is remembering the legendary singer who died last year with not one, but four separate wax figures. “We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career,” Houston’s manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said in a statement on behalf of the family. “This is something we are excited to do for the fans.” The unveiling marks the first time in 200 years that the museum has simultaneously created so many different figures of the same subject. While each took shape at the Tussauds studio in London, they will be displayed in separate cities. Houston performing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is going to Washington, D.C.’s Tussauds; Hollywood will get her in her 1992 movie The Bodyguard; Las Vegas will display the young Houston as seen in her 1988 video for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”; and New York will exhibit a more recent likeness of the singer, from a 2009 photo shoot for her final studio album. “She was a true and rare talent, and we are exceedingly proud to be adding her wax likeness to our attractions in the United States,” said Rosemary Preta, director of marketing, Midway USA, Merlin Entertainment Group. Houston’s wax figures will be unveiled in New York on Thursday, nearly a year after her passing.
Wow … almost a year already. It’s still a bit unbelievable to me that she’s gone. In regards to these statues, I have to say, job very well done. Madame Tussaud’s has really stepped up their wax statue game in recent years and this collection of Whitney statues really shows how amazingly lifelike their statues are these days. In years past, the statues looked silly and nothing at all like the people they’re meant to portray. As a Whitney fan, I am really impressed with these new statues and I find them to be a very fitting tribute to the dearly departed Whitney Houston. I don’t even know which one is my fave … do you have a favorite?