Madame Tussauds responds after claims Zendaya's wax figure 'looks like Kylie Jenner'

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Madame Tussauds London has responded to claims that its recently-unveiled Zendaya wax figure looks a lot like Kylie Jenner.

The world-famous waxwork museum is renowned for making spookily realistic figures of celebs, but people have been left unconvinced by its wax version of Euphoria star Zendaya.

The figure - which will become a permanent part of the museum's awards party zone - was unveiled in an Instagram post earlier this week.

Check out the new waxwork right here:

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"From cinema screens to tv screens, to buying a home in London, Zendaya is EVERYWHERE rn... and from Friday her figure will be at Madame Tussauds London too," the caption read.

Dressed in the same vivid pink suit that the actress wore at the Humane Society of the United States's To The Rescue Gala back in 2016, the figure captures Zendaya's signature style.

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However soon after unveiling their new waxwork, people rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, many of which agreed that the artwork resembled Kylie Jenner's appearance.

"This is not Zendaya. This is Zendaya & Kylie Jenner mixed together. Kyldaya," wrote one person.

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Another added: "They turned Zendaya into Kylie Jenner at Madame Tussauds London unveil of her wax figure."

While a third wrote: "They made her look like Kylie … Zendaya is actually more appealing than Kylie … what is this smirking."

Meanwhile, another person wrote: "Why does Zendaya’s wax figure look like a flight attendant."

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Now, Madame Tussauds London has responded to the critics following the comparisons.

"Our talented artists created our new Zendaya figure using measurements and references taken during her 2015 sitting,” reps for the museum said in a statement.

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"We understand that when fans are incredibly passionate they might feel differently, until they have had the chance to see it up close," the statement concluded.

Zendaya herself has yet to weigh in but has gone to visit her other wax figures in San Francisco back in 2015.

Following the reveal earlier this week, Tim Waters, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said of the figure: "Zendaya just exudes cool. Not only that, she uses her celebrity status to join conversations, thoughtfully, on important social issues.

"She is unapologetically herself — and we, along with her fans, love that about her."

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Madame Tussauds responds after claims Zendaya's wax figure 'looks like Kylie Jenner'

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Madame Tussauds London has responded to claims that its recently-unveiled Zendaya wax figure looks a lot like Kylie Jenner.

The world-famous waxwork museum is renowned for making spookily realistic figures of celebs, but people have been left unconvinced by its wax version of Euphoria star Zendaya.

The figure - which will become a permanent part of the museum's awards party zone - was unveiled in an Instagram post earlier this week.

Check out the new waxwork right here:

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"From cinema screens to tv screens, to buying a home in London, Zendaya is EVERYWHERE rn... and from Friday her figure will be at Madame Tussauds London too," the caption read.

Dressed in the same vivid pink suit that the actress wore at the Humane Society of the United States's To The Rescue Gala back in 2016, the figure captures Zendaya's signature style.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Sipa US / Alamy]]

However soon after unveiling their new waxwork, people rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, many of which agreed that the artwork resembled Kylie Jenner's appearance.

"This is not Zendaya. This is Zendaya & Kylie Jenner mixed together. Kyldaya," wrote one person.

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Another added: "They turned Zendaya into Kylie Jenner at Madame Tussauds London unveil of her wax figure."

While a third wrote: "They made her look like Kylie … Zendaya is actually more appealing than Kylie … what is this smirking."

Meanwhile, another person wrote: "Why does Zendaya’s wax figure look like a flight attendant."

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Now, Madame Tussauds London has responded to the critics following the comparisons.

"Our talented artists created our new Zendaya figure using measurements and references taken during her 2015 sitting,” reps for the museum said in a statement.

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"We understand that when fans are incredibly passionate they might feel differently, until they have had the chance to see it up close," the statement concluded.

Zendaya herself has yet to weigh in but has gone to visit her other wax figures in San Francisco back in 2015.

Following the reveal earlier this week, Tim Waters, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said of the figure: "Zendaya just exudes cool. Not only that, she uses her celebrity status to join conversations, thoughtfully, on important social issues.

"She is unapologetically herself — and we, along with her fans, love that about her."

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy