Katy Perry Waxwork Unveiled at Madame Tussauds London

Posted on April 02, 2014

Katy Perry Wax Model Sweetens up Madame Tussauds London for Easter in Candy-Themed Set.





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  • @Biting Panda

    Terrible job on the nose.
    But the make up (waxy and thick) is spot on.

    • demidaemon

      Biting Panda reminds everyone of her namesake. 😉

  • Sarah

    Pretty good, I guess, but something about the shape of the head is too wide or broad up top, I’m thinking.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      The midface is too short, making the entire face round instead of oval, the nose too button-y, and the cheeks too apple-y.

  • something is off, like I kept thinking it kind of looked like rashida jones…

    • Sarah

      I think something is always off when you try to make a wax figure look human. For my part, her arms are weirding me out the more I look at ’em.

  • Carleenml

    I’m sorry. but. WHO GOES TO SEE THESE THINGS? so creepy.

    • Sarah

      My fiancé went to the one in New Orleans before we were together. I said “wasn’t it creepy?!” and he said yeah, but they’ll let you take pics with the statues, so it’s probably close enough in a crappy phone photo to fool some peeps into thinking you were hanging out with celebs.

      • Kent Roby

        I’ve walked by that same place a bunch of times, but I guess I’ve never been quite drunk enough to go in!

    • random_poster

      I got free tickets for the one in San Francisco and took my family a couple of years back. It was seriously the most awful thing we’ve ever seen, even with Ricky Martin’s likeness waving the rainbow flag in the very front.

      • Carleenml


    • WendyD

      I’ve been to this one, the original one in London, which has been there since 1884. The original death masks and the chamber of horrors are quite something. But then I’m a museum junkie.

      • majorbedhead

        I’ve been to that one, too, and the chamber of horrors is pretty much all I remember of it. The one of Marat in the bathtub freaked me out. Of course, I was only 12 at the time, but still.

        • Kate4queen

          OMG, me too!!! I was the same age. 🙂

      • mshesterp

        I went to the one in London too some years ago in college, and I unabashedly loved it. Especially all the creepy stuff you mentioned. But once I’ve seen that one, I don’t need to see the others.

    • Erica

      I went to a wax museum with my folks when I was little, and I’m still creeped out about it, 35 or so years later. I remember fake blood continuously dripping out of a corpse in some Wild West setting. Just awful.

      • didgerdoni

        That sounds like the one that forever freaked my freak. Was it the hanging-gone-wrong that became a beheading? Excuse me while I make sure I’m stocked up on sleep meds.

    • Chickadeep

      My personal fave was a religious one in Florida that had Jesus with the lambs on a patch of ratty Astroturf and a Last Supper in which all of the dinner guests’ forearms had melted into unnaturally droopy shapes. We failed to maintain the requisite air of solemnity.

      • Danielle

        I feel like there’s a wax museum in Branson that culminates in a full crucifixion scene.

        • Kent Roby

          Branson is more upbeat than that; they probably end with Jesus riding a dinosaur while waving an American flag.

          • Barbara Affolter

            For the first time in my life, I think I want to go to Branson.

          • Carleenml

            which is reminding me of Radio City’s Christmas show where the Rockettes suddenly morph into a nativity scene complete with live camels. My mom can’t understand why I was hiding my eyes.

      • Carleenml

        I’m dying. Love it!

    • Loramir

      I’ve only ever been to one in Gettysburg with a bunch of Civil War-era people and scenes. The only exhibit that I really remember is a waxwork re-enactment (possibly animatronic, I can’t remember) of the “Bleeding Sumner” episode in which the representative from my charming state (South Carolina) had some beef with abolitionist Senator Sumner of Massachusetts and beat him brutally with a cane. It was….striking.

      • Carleenml

        that is awesome. and not just because I’m in Massachusetts.

  • marlie

    This is one of the most realistic celebrity wax figures I’ve seen yet. I’m not sure that’s a compliment to Katy.

  • “Designers, your challenge is to create an outfit for Katy Perry. The winning design will be worn by Katy, the losing design will be featured at Madame Tussaud’s on a Katy Perry waxwork.”

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Well, at least they trimmed her Booms.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I thought that WAS Katy Perry and I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or insult…..?

    • Sartorial_She

      See, now I think it looks strangely like Kathy Griffin.

  • Golfkat

    Forgive me, but I don’t see how this is relevant here. Unless you want to talk about what the doll is wearing. It’s a costume. It’s costumey. And I think it’s eyes are too far apart pr the nose is weird?

  • sienna elm

    This is one of the best likenesses I’ve seen of these wax models. Maybe that says something about Katy Perry.

  • random_poster

    Stuff like this makes me so glad I am not a celebrity. To be forever remembered like this is positively cringe-worthy.

  • FrigidDiva

    Holy cats, that outfit/costume is seriously hideous.

  • decormaven

    In a world full of CGI, there’s something sort of old-fashioned about waxworks. For me, they will always be associated with Vincent Price. What’s to say about this likeness? They got the makeup right, for sure.

  • leahpapa

    Wait – I’m sorry, are we judging an actual wax doll now?

    • Anna

      Well, the human version is practically a wax doll.

  • zenobar

    Wax figures always creep me out, especially when I starting thinking about their construction and those drawers and drawers of eyeballs.

    Drawers of realistic eyeballs, people.

    • Constant Reader

      In Julie Andrews’ autobiography, she talks about how she had to go there and they brought out a tray of eyeballs to match to her eyes, and listening to them say “No… it needs to be more bloodshot… her whites are a little yellower…” Bizarre is how I think she described it.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Wait, so they don’t keep them in dusty mason jars on shelves all around the room?

      • zenobar

        But that would be sooo much better!

        • Kitten Mittons

          Do you think the people that work there pull pranks on each other? Like, put a wax finger in the ice cube tray, or fill someone’s locker with penises?

          If I worked there, I would be doing it every. damn. day.

          • zenobar

            Honestly, I would be a little heartbroken if I found out they didn’t.

          • Kitten Mittons

            You and me both, dear.

  • Jessica Wyatt

    That’s one wonky wig.

  • sleepycat

    something is off, I feel the face is too wide and/or the wig is a cheap bargain knockoff therefore ruining the effect

  • Ashleigh

    wow. best one I’ve ever seen.
    but still creepy and weird

  • Capt. Renault

    *clicks iPod to U2’s ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’*

    • marlie

      You get an upvote just for the U2 reference.

  • I didn’t read the captions and kept thinking that Katy Perry is returning to her lollipop candy girl look, and that she looks really stiff. More coffee…..

  • YoungSally

    I wanna know where the reality stops, since the figures are so closely measured – nipples or not? What happens with John’s Hamm?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I’ll gladly help with the John Hamm exhibit. 🙂

  • Fuchsiaforever

    I have never ever ever been inside a wax museum, much less Madame Tussaud’s….not interested

  • Tracy_Flick

    This looks like it was made by Cake Boss. Especially the modeling chocolate shoes.

  • Is that Katy or the wax figure?

  • TropiCarla

    She looks more like that new SNL girl (Noël Wells) than like Katy Perry to me. However, the outfit and pose is spot on.

  • MilaXX

    I can’t believe it’s not butter!

    • GinaGeo

      This made me laugh because, here in MN, we have this thing called the Great Minnesota Get-Together, or the State Fair. The State Fair is a BFD here with a good selection of Grandstand acts, lots of tractors, huge vegetables, art, art made out of huge vegetables, and everything you could possibly imagine stuck on a stick and deep-fried (alligator, mac and cheese, candy bars, EVERYTHING). And every year the MN Dairy Association crowns a Princess Kay of the Milky Way. No, I am not making that title up. Best part? She, and the other candidates, get their likeness carved out of butter! Yes, butter. They sit in this glass-walled booth in winter coats (it’s cold to keep the butter from melting) and the booth spins slowly in circles and you can stand and ogle to your heart’s content while their busts magically appear from a 90 pound block of butter. A relative was a candidate once and she got to keep her butter sculpture. We ate her head for months.

      • MilaXX

        We ate her head for months.
        LOL *that* is hysterical!

  • Danielle

    From the neck down, sure, I see it.

  • snarkykitten

    There’s something… not quite right about the face. She almost looks like Patty from that trashy Millionaire Matchmaker show

  • The Counselor

    If I think this statue looks life-like, does that mean I think Katy herself looks wax-like? That computes.

  • Trickytrisha

    I’d sue if I were her.

  • quiltrx

    I’ve always kind of imagined this is what it looks like when Katy is lounging around her house.

  • MK03

    Are we sure this isn’t a Blossom tribute and this is Six?

  • Nicole

    They made 17% more generic pretty.

  • Did they use Christina Aguilera’s face?

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    That shit’s just creepy. Can you imagine being stuck in Madame Tussaud’s after dark “Night at the Museum” style? I think I’d shit myself.