Madam Tussaud’s better get in formation – after getting Queen Bey’s wax figure completely wrong

By Robyn Lucas
20 July 2017

A museum in Canada even pinned her name on her dress to convey to visitors it’s actually her!

She has one of the most recognisable faces in the world.

Whether it’s a fierce smize or billion-dollar smile, Beyoncé’s gorgeous countenance has given us life on countless magazine covers, music videos and paparazzi snaps.

So you’d be forgiven for assuming every person on the planet has a reasonable understanding of what the Flawless singer looks like. But one wax artist got it horribly wrong when they attempted to recreate Queen B.

The wax-replica of one of the most successful singers in the world was displayed at Madame Tussauds in New York – much to the disappointment of her fans.

"Beyoncé needs to send Madame Tussauds a cease and desist,” one Twitter user ranted, with many others roasting the iconic museum for their poor recreation.

Sure, with the blonde beach waves, sparkly purple jumpsuit showing those toned pins and killer black boots, the wax figure could pass as the sultry songstress – but it’s the skin tone and facial features we’re wary of.

The museum has fired back at the critics, blaming the lighter skin tone on the lighting and camera flashes.

“At Madame Tussauds our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted,” a Madame Tussauds spokeswoman told TheWrap.

“Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures.”

It’s not the first time a wax figure of the Grammy Award winner has been unrecognisable. A museum in Canada even pinned her name on her dress to convey to visitors it’s actually her!

Might be best if they send their latest creation in a box to the left.


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