Wednesday, 23. April 2014
27. 04. 12. - 15:00
Madame Tussaud’s in Vienna is one addition richer – starting today. Katy Perry’s wax twin was revealed by two fans who had won a styling contest on Thursday evening.
A wax statue of the American pop singer Katy Perry is now on display at Madame Tussaud’s at the Vienna Prater. 20 artists in total were involved in the creation of the 200,000 Euro sculpture, which was unveiled on Thursday evening by the two girls who had won the Katy Perry style contest.
Six people were chosen to show an extraordinary sense of fashion and combination as they came up with different representations of Katy Perry’s style.
Of these six, two winners were chosen: Petra Fischer from Vienna, who presented a brightly coloured outfit, and Styrian Tanja Plank, who won the favour of the jury with a Leopard look and a purple wig. As the two revealed the wax sculpture they could both agree that the project had turned out "super successful."
The sculpture of Katy Perry wears a white, sequinned dress decorated by red- and violet lollipops. The singer wore the same dress during her 2011 tour.
"Katy Perry chose this dress for the Vienna wax sculpture personally," said the Director of Madame Tussaud’s Vienna, Arabella Kruschinski.
Only two life-size copies of Katy Perry are on display in the world: one in Vienna and one in the US – but that one has a different outfit.
Madame Tussauds in Vienna has 68 people on display, of which 29 are prominent Austrians.
The last sculpture to be introduced was that picturing the entertainer Peter Alexander, and other than him, visitors can behold the wax copies of President Heinz Fischer, the retired tennis professional Thomas Muster, the ex-ski downhill racer Hermann Maier, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, actress Angelina Jolie and the model Heidi Klum.
Perry is not the last new sculpture to be introduced in Vienna: "There are two figures left," Kruschinski said.
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