One Direction are about to get waxy. On Monday (March 11), Madame Tussauds announced that the fivesome will soon make their debut as wax figures. The wax likenesses will make premiere in London in April before circling around the globe.
“We actually first heard when we were over at Madame Tussauds looking at the figures so we were even more like ’Wow we’re going to get one of these made’,” Liam Payne recalled. “And they are so amazing as well. The quality of the work that goes on over there is mad.”
Zayn Malik added, “This is insane like all the biggest stars around the world get these wax works made of them and why are we five normal lads, just like jokers, getting these wax works made of us… it’s an amazing honor. It’s really cool.”
Fans can get a first look of the statues when they premiere on April 18 in London, where they will remain there until July 11. The next stop on their tour will be in New York. They will hang out in the Big Apple from July 19 to October 11 before heading to Sydney from October 24 to January 28. Additionally dates and locations will be announced at a later time. The statues take up to four months to create and eventually will be seated on a bench where fans can hang with them.
In addition to sitting beside the idols, they may try to kiss them — a prospect some of the guys accepted with open arms. Niall Horan said, “I suppose it’s kind of strange because they’re quite fun to look at but I don’t know about kissing them.”
Louis Tomlinson was a little more open to the idea, adding, “I think it’s cool that our figures are gonna be kissed by different people; hopefully that’s hygienic.”
Liam offered to trade places with his statue for the day, while Harry Styles remained perplexed by his statues’ possible encounters. He said, “It might get a bit waxy… maybe we should make them out of lip balm.”
Madame Tussauds has certainly recreated a number of A-listers already, but 1D offered up a few suggestions of their own as possible future muses.
Malik was down for a Frank Ocean likeness, calling the possibility “cool.” Meanwhile Harry stumped for Mother Teresa and Liam into the idea of a Jay-Z statue. “I think Madam Tussauds should make Adele ’cause she started this whole British invasion and she’s done a lot for music around the world and she’s smashed America,” Niall said.
Louis, on the other hand, would like to see his pal get waxed next. “I think it’d be cool to have Ed Sheeran there in his little orange hoodie with his orange hair,” he said of his best mate and songwriter .
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