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Fans Confused Over Rihanna’s Madame Tussauds Waxwork Figure

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Fans Confused Over Rihanna’s Madame Tussauds Waxwork Figure

Berlin’s Madame Tussauds Museum has made a few changes to its Rihanna waxwork figure and it’s left fans feeling pretty confused - mainly because it doesn’t really look anything like the singer. 

The Rihanna waxwork was unveiled in 2011 and originally had the singer’s signature bright red hair and sporting a red outfit.

Since then she’s had several outfit changes, including most recently when the museum decided to get into the festive spirit and put the figure into a red velvet bodysuit complete with white fur trim, staff have also given the waxwork a new longer ‘do and popped a matching white bow on her head.

Credit: Madame Tussauds Museum/Twitter
Credit: Madame Tussauds Museum/Twitter
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They’ve also paid great attention to detail when it comes to Rihanna’s tattoos, making sure the figure has matching ink in the right places.  

However, after snaps of the transformation were shared online fans quickly looked past the new outfit and were instead left confused by the fact that, facially, the waxwork doesn’t really resemble Rihanna at all. 

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In fact, many social media users have said it looks more like Lily Allen, which to be fair, I can see. 

One person said: “Literally when I saw it I thought this was a joke and it was really a Lily Allen wax figure.”

Another commented: “Rihanna deserves a real wax figure that looks like her.”

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While a third person added: “In the age of AI I don't understand why they fail to produce a nice look-alike wax figure.”

Sticking with the Lily Allen theme, someone else wrote: “That’s black Lily Allen. Not Rihanna.”

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

This isn’t the first time Madame Tussauds has come in for a bit of stick - back in 2019, Ariana Grande fans were left less than impressed when the museum unveiled its Ari waxwork. 

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At the time Madame Tussauds posted on a photo of the figure on social media, writing: "You chose Classic Ari! Now we have her style nailed, you can see Ariana Grande at Madame Tussauds London for 5 weeks from Friday."

Sharing the photo, one Twitter user said: “This Ariana Grande wax figure is actually offensive.”

While another commented: “ look more like Ariana Grande than this wax figure of Ariana Grande.”

Featured Image Credit: Madame Tussauds Museum Berlin

Topics: Rihanna, Celebrity

Claire Reid
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