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12 Of The Best Celebrity Wax Figures

We have all read about celebrity wax figures that go horribly wrong but what about those that go amazingly right? These startling photos will have you taking a second look when you realize they are ac

We have all read about celebrity wax figures that go horribly wrong but what about those that go amazingly right? These startling photos will have you taking a second look when you realize they are actually wax. From Anne Hathaway to Michael Jackson; these are truly masterpieces that have taken months and lots of money to produce. From the eye color to the skin tone it is truly amazing how realistic these wax figures look.

But what does it take to get a wax figure looking this real? Turning to the experts at Madame Tussaud’s we learn that first the celebrities need to come in and have all of their measurements taken, down to the width of their noses. Dozens of photos are collected and then the magic begins. An intense sculpting and molding process is done followed by the insert of hair, eyes, teeth and finally makeup. Human hair is inserted into the head and then cut to style; a process that takes 6 weeks to complete. Another 10 hours for the eyes and then weeks of makeup artists preparing the skin. Overall it takes a whopping 4 months to produce these incredible wax figures at an incredible $150,000 USD.

12 Britney Spears

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11 Hugh Jackman

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10 Bruce Willis

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9 Cate Blanchett

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8 Sandra Bullock

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7 Gwen Stefani

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6 Katy Perry

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5 Anne Hathaway

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4 Michael Jackson

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3 Kim Kardashian

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2 George Lopez

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1 Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin looked thrilled to see his look alike revealed and even struck the same pose as the wax figure giving photographers an opportunity to snap this seriously awesome picture. Artists recreated this wax figure from the height to the face size right down to the big smile Ricky always seems to have. It took over 500 measurements to get things right and Martin happily sat through the process. Stunned with how much it looked like him we even had to take a double take to find out who the real Ricky Martin is.

Sources:  chicagotribune.com, madametussauds.com, celebuzz.com

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