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Singer Adele Immortalised At London's Madame Tussauds Museum

posted 3 Jul 2013, 10:57 by Mpelembe   [ updated 3 Jul 2013, 10:58 ]


EVO - Grammy-winning singer Adele joined the Madame Tussauds hall of fame on Wednesday (July 3) as her wax figure was unveiled in London.

With her hit single "Someone Like You" playing in the background, the wax likeness of the 25-year-old appeared in a stunning long black dress, mirroring the one she wore in her Grammy Awards performance in 2012.

The wax figure costs about 225-thousand dollars and four months to make, according to PR manager Nicole Fenner.

Nicole FennerMadame Tussauds PR Manager,

"We start off by taking thousands of measurements and loads of pictures of her personality. That's then used to create a clay head, so we perfectly sculpt the person in clay. That clay head then is used to make a wax head, used to make the mould which is used to make the wax head. Then we go through a long process of inserting the hair, which can take up to 6 weeks, then colouring, putting 10 layers of oil paint to make the complexion that you'll see on the figure of Adele."

Colour artist Alex Garnett said the goal was to bring Adele's wax figure to life.

Alex Garnett, colour artist, 

"What we're trying to create essentially is a snapshot of that person doing a performance, so it gives an element of theatre. So when our guests see her and come right up to her and stand in front of her, they'll get a real sense of feeling and go, this is Adele."

Adele's wax figure will be displayed centre stage in the music section of the London museumalongside other international stars like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. Another copy of her wax figure will be included in the Madame Tussauds exhibition in Amsterdam.