16 celebrity wax figures that look like they've been left out in the sun too long
Most of us have been to a wax museum at least once in our lives. It's a pretty cool experience to see some of the biggest stars in the world turned into statues for us all to gaze at in sheer amazement. The thing is, we often take for granted the amount of work that goes into the process of making these wax figures.
It takes an insanely long time to make a single wax figure. I mean, like literally thousands of hours. In fact, according to Business Insider, each sculpture takes around 15 artists roughly three-to-four months to complete. The sculptors begin the process by taking exact measurements of every part of the celebrity's body (over 250) including their eyes and specific features such as any moles. Yep, it's pretty intense.
And there are just so many of these sculptures! With wax museums all over the world (including 24 Madame Tussauds), there's bound to be a few failed attempts.
Unfortunately, following the unavoidably long and arduous process behind making a wax figure, many of them turn out to be complete duds. So without further ado, here are the absolute worst celebrity wax figures ever made.
1. Selena Gomez
In real life, Selena Gomez is a fresh-faced beauty, but Wax Selena looks about twice her actual age. They also got the shape of her face completely wrong and let's face it, her posture isn't the best either.
It's a near-impossible task to recreate the flawless megastar that is Beyoncé, which is probably why wax figures of her usually turn out to be a total mess. Many a Beyoncé wax figure has received criticism for whitewashing the star. The problem here is that this one appears too uncoordinated and gawky - essentially the complete opposite of Beyoncé. I mean, just look at her 'Single Ladies' pose, it's all wrong.
3. Robert Pattinson
I'm sorry, but for a guy as handsome as Robert Pattinson, this life-size replica sure looks creepy. And that's partly due to the dead-behind-the-eyes look, and partly due to his "get into my van" smile.
4. Zac Efron
Okay, so while it's true that Zac Efron did have a haircut that vaguely resembled the one the wax figure has, it never looked quite so nerdy. On the contrary, his real haircut looked pretty slick.
5. Ben Affleck
If the people who worked at Boston's Dreamland Wax Museum had set out to make a wax version of the Sad Ben Affleck meme, then this would have been a great outcome. However, sadly I think it's supposed to be a very neutral version of him.
6. Nicole Kidman
Real-life Nicole Kidman has always had a sort of porcelain doll look about her and so is naturally quite statuesque, but this is just something else. The forehead is about twice as big as it should be and her eyes look pretty dead too.
7. Jennifer Lopez
The look in Wax J.Lo's eyes is less "fierce Jenny from the block", and more "gimme your money".
8. Britney Spears
Not that I'm claiming to be her dermatologist or anything but Wax Britney's skin doesn't look particularly, well, like Britney's. Britney is always bronzed up so this wax version of her at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas just doesn't look right.
9. Jennifer Aniston
Again, the skin just isn't accurate - why is Jen's hair the same colour as her face?!
10. Brad Pitt
Throughout his career, Brad Pitt has changed up his look quite a lot but never have I seen him looking quite so gaunt as he does on the left.
11. Leonardo DiCaprio
Now, this is just ridiculous. I am lost for words.
12. Chris Hemsworth
I'm sorry but this wax figure of Chris Hemsworth as Thor looks like he's wearing an ill-fitted wig.
13. Justin Bieber
And what exactly is that weird-ass look in Justin's eyes. That's just not right.
While Rihanna did have a similar haircut back in 2009, this wax figure looks like it hails from the 80s.
15. Justin Timberlake
I mean, I guess Wax Justin Timberlake looks pretty dapper but aside from that he looks like a completely different person.
16. Kim Kardashian
This wax figure of the famous socialite doesn't look bad. But she does look pretty cross-eyed and her hairline isn't that low down.
I hope you've all had yourself a nice little laugh at these statues' expense. Not that I'm in any way trying to undermine the sculptors who created them and all the hard work they put into their craft.