How’s that for uncanny?
The world-famous Madame Tussauds Museum has paid tribute to late singing legend Whitney Houston by creating four distinct wax figures in the star’s likeness. Whit has joined the scores of celebs â€” including Samuel L. Jackson, Rihanna and Justin Bieber â€” to be immortalized with a Tussauds doppelganger.
Each creation was unveiled at Madame Tussauds’ Big Apple headquarters on Thursday and will become part of the Permanent Exhibits at each of the museum’s U.S. based attractions; New York, Washington, DC, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The unveiling of Whitney in Wax marks the first time in its 200 year history that Madame Tussauds has created so many different figures of the same celebrity subject at the same time.
According to the Associated Press:
“Houston performing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is going to Washington, DC’s Tussauds; Hollywood will get her in her 1992 movie The Bodyguard; Las Vegas will display the young Houston as seen in her 1988 video for ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me);’ and New York will exhibit a more recent likeness of the singer, from a 2009 photo shoot for her final studio album.”
Whitney Houston passed away just hours before mentor Clive Davis’ annual Grammy party on February 11, 2012. In a statement released on behalf of the family, Houston’s manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said:
“We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career. This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”