“We are very excited to have Gwen Stefani’s figure added to our attraction! She’s consistently rated high on our request list, so we are very pleased to bring her figure to all her loyal fans,” Madame Tussauds General Manager Rosita Chapman said in a statement.
The process of creating the figure took nearly six months, more than 250 measurements and an estimated cost of $300,000. Really? I feel for all the work they do with those things and for as much as they cost, they never look terribly real.
But here’s an interesting tidbit: because of the desert weather, Gwen’s was figure was created 2 percent larger than real life so that as it shrinks over time, it’ll be the right size.
- Putting the hair in alone took over 5 weeks to complete
- 28 hours were spent on her teeth
- 14 hours were spent on her eyes
- Gwen has donated her own clothes for the figure to wear
Here’s my question…aren’t we close enough with holographic technology to have Tussauds holograms versus waxworks? I don’t know where to find a waxwork museum nor have I been in once since I was probably under the age of 10. I guess some people just still get a tickle out of getting their picture with them though…