Eerily On Point: Madame Tussauds Reveals Four New Whitney Houston Wax Figures

February 7, 2013  |  

With iconic wax figure-making Madame Tussauds, a lot of the celebrities that are immortalized in wax can be a huge hit or a miss, but the four new figures made to honor Whitney Houston are all on point. So much so that it’s kind of creepy…

Made in London, the four figures, which cost $1.2 million to make, are all an ode to some of Whitney’s most iconic moments, including her 1991 Super Bowl performance of the national anthem, a version of the singer dressed as she was in the video, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” her role as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, and a figure that is supposed to be Houston wearing a gold dress for a photo shoot for her final album in 2009. This is the first time in about 200 years that Madame Tussauds has made multiple figures at one time for the same person, and all four of these bad boys are going to different cities.

You can catch Super Bowl Whitney whenever you’re at the Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C., the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” figure in Las Vegas, Bodyguard Whitney in Hollywood, and Whitney in all her gold sequin glory in New York. They will be doing a big reveal here in NYC today.

In a statement to Madame Tussauds, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, said that the idea to honor Whitney’s career and do so at almost one year since her death was something they knew her fans would appreciate. “We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career. This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”

So what do you think of the wax figures? I personally think they’re fabulous and spot on, especially the one in the gold dress and Whitney at the Super Bowl, but how about you? Let us know below! And get more information on her figures at Madame Tussauds’ website.

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  • I grew Listening to Whitney Houston and i can’t believe that she is gone a year she was the lady that many young ladies wanted to be. And Krissy is the imagin of her mother when she smiles she looks like her mom. I wish that she was still around now and so we could see what she would say about the her wax self. May she REST IN PIECE Whitney Elizabeth Houston you’ll be remembered for your music, and movies

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  • Katena

    Wow what a beautiful tribute and these are beautiful. RIP Whitney!!!

  • FromUR2UB

    Creepy is right. The likenesses are so precise that they remind me of Vincent Price’s movie, ‘House of Wax’. No doubt, an honor, but I think it would be difficult for me to see such an accurate representation of a dead relative.

  • Guest360

    Superbowl Whitney is my favorite. It’s so….real looking. And by far one of my favorite moments of hers. Love you Whitney!

  • Guest360

    Superbowl Whitney is my favorite. It’s so….real looking. And by far one of my favorite moments of hers. Love you Whitney!

  • psylocke_2001

    I like all of them, these are great!

  • Prissy

    The FIRST time in 200 years anyone has had 4 wax figures made of them at the same time and this is for a BLACK icon. Long live Whitney Houston. *BlackHistory

  • OMG They are all amazing!

  • hidaya

    Love them all.

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  • sammi_lu

    Wow! They are fav is the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” I used to love that video and they nailed it, hair and makeup!

  • t$

    I love all of them but they could have used a more popular look than the gold dress and wish they could put all four at each museum