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Madame Tussauds’ Mercilessly Mocked For Christmas-Themed Rihanna Wax Figure

Hannah Blackiston


Madame Tussauds’ Mercilessly Mocked For Christmas-Themed Rihanna Wax Figure

Madame Tussauds has been absolutely dragged for unveiling a 'Christmas makeover' for a Rihanna wax figure in its Berlin gallery.

Is there anything better than really awful wax figures of celebrities? The answer is yes - festive-themed really awful wax figures of celebrities.

One figure of the Barbados singer has gone viral online for being...lets say not a perfect replica.

Literally, nothing like her. It would take me months of guessing to even get close to who this is meant to be.

It kind of looks like Lily Allen in the 'Smile'-era if she had a really awful spray tan.

Are we sure the person who sculpted this actually knew who Rihanna was before they began it?

This particular figure was unveiled in 2011 and has just been given a festive update, although apparently, they didn't feel the need to do anything about the complete lack of resemblance.

Can we also talk about the ensemble? Rihanna would literally never with this cheap velour bodysuit.

This isn't the only Rihanna figure at a Madame Tussauds, but it's easily the worst one, with the others at least bearing a passing resemblance to the pop princess.

The only thing I will give the good people at Madame Tussauds is that they've got her tattoos bang on.

They're all present and correct, in the right places and its probably the only way you would ever know this was Rihanna.

People are not impressed by the figure and there are calls on Twitter for it to be melted down and started again. But I think it would be better for them to keep this one on file as a cautionary tale.

Another user pointed out the figure looks more like rapper Lil Mama and I can almost see that one, but there's still a level of uncanny valley about this that makes me very uncomfortable.

Other users have pointed out the skin tone issues, while someone else has agreed with my Lily Allen assessment.

Rihanna isn't the only celeb who's been done dirty by Madame Tussauds.

In 2015 Madame Tussauds in Hollywood unveiled Chris Hemsworth as Thor and from the hair that is giving blonde Jacob in Twilight to the oatmeal skin tone this is absolutely not our Byron Bay king.

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Rihanna

Hannah Blackiston
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