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The members of One Direction are the next A-Listers to be immortalized in wax, with their statues debuting in London next month.
Ever wanted to pose next to or even kiss One Direction? Thanks to Madam Tussauds, this feat will be much easier for fans worldwide.
From April 18 to July 11, life-size likenesses of the five members of One Direction will reside in the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London, reports MTV News. Next, the figures will move to New York, where they will stay from July 19 to October 11. Additionally, they will appear in Sydney, Australia from October 24 to January 28. Future dates and locations have yet to be announced.
According to Daily Mail, Liz Wells, global head of marketing for Madame Tussauds, admitted that the company had been “overwhelmed by requests” to include the boys in the attraction.
The band is extremely excited to view the final creations, which took multiple sittings consisting of hundreds of measurements, four months and £750,000 to sculpt, that feature the five boys seated on a bench.
“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 remembered. “And they are so amazing as well. The quality of the work that goes on over there is mad.”
Further, Zayn Malik commented, “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.”
When asked what they thought of their statues being kissed by many different people, the boys shared a variety of opinions.
Louis Tomlinson worried about how “hygienic” that idea would be, Liam Payne wished he could switch places with his wax figure for a day, and Harry Styles found that idea “waxy,” suggesting the designers use lip balm instead of wax to make it a more comfortable experience.
Who would they like to see statues carved of next? Adele, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Mother Teresa, and Ed Sheeran.