Tuesday, 21. October 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.
MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.
Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.
Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.
Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.
Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Dirty Diggers Face Jail For Grave Offence|
|Postman Dad Goes Postal With Daughter|
|Slovak Plan To Give Gypsies Free Flights To UK|
|Ex Lawyer And Tolkien Fan Builds Hobbit Home Near Highway|
|Border Guards Seize Radioactive Cigarettes|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.