One Direction Gets Waxed for Madame Tussauds
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
March 11, 2013
All five members of One Direction are getting wax figures of themselves for a Madame Tussauds world tour, launching from London.
"We have been overwhelmed by requests for us to feature One Direction," commented Global Head of Marketing, Liz Wells. "The boys have been top of the most wanted personalities list in London, New York and Sydney for the last 12 months, so we are delighted we can now satisfy public demand by bringing their figures to each of these cities in a special 'world tour', which will eventually take in more locations.
Harry Styles admitted that the news came as sort of a shock to the young pop stars.
"We're just kind of a bit overwhelmed," Harry explained. "We've been to Madame Tussauds and seen the kind of people who are in there. It's crazy to think that we will up there with them."
The sculptors are working in close collaboration the band, and the creation process is expected to take four months. According to a press release, each figure will cost Madame Tussauds 150,000 pounds (about 195,000 dollars) to make.
"We are acutely aware that millions of fans around the world will have a lot to say about these figures and we are determined not to let them down," said principle sculptor Stephen Mansfield. "We are hard at work to not only recreate totally accurate physical likenesses, but we want to inject something of the boys' energy and personalities into their figures too. The boys have been a delight to work with, really co-operative and a huge amount of fun."
The boys' wax figures will be seen in London from April 18-July 11, New York from July 19-October 11 and Sydney, Australia from October 24-January 28.