Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has got the chance to stand next to and strike playful poses with his very own wax figure. The "Baby" hitmaker took some time off his My World Tour in Europe on Tuesday, March 15, and stopped by Madame Tussauds in London for the unveiling ceremony of his life-like replica.
At the special event, the 17-year-old singer pretended to box with as well as hugged his likeness, which is dressed in a red and black checked shirt and black jeans, for the press. Of the waxwork, he said, "It's pretty incredible to see." He was quick to add a joke, quipping "As you can see, you know, I'm at least six feet taller than this guy."
Pretty excited about his replica, Justin also tweeted several photos of him and the statue. In a caption of one posting, he wrote, "TWINS! Lol." In another, he joked, "knew @studiomama had more kids! me and my mom and lil bro." Afterward, he tweeted, "thanks to the fans and @TussaudsLondon for today. from staring thru the glass to being made in wax inside..."
The London wax figure was one of three Bieber replicas being unveiled on Tuesday. Two others were simultaneously unveiled at Madame Tussauds museums in Amsterdam and New York. The New York figure sports a black vest and black Balenciaga pants and was surrounded by the replicas of the Obamas, John F. Kennedy, Ghandi and Princess Diana among others.
The life-like replica's not an identical match to Justin since he has changed quickly over the eight months the figure was made. Putting that into consideration, spokeswoman for the museum, Liz Edwards, explained, "So we really wanted to make sure we made a 'moment in time' figure. But it's the hair that everyone is paying the biggest attention to. So, I'd say it's the hair that's been the biggest challenge."