Ariana Grande is one of—if not the—biggest pop stars in the world.
It was only a matter of time before she got a wax copycat.
Madame Tussauds in London has revealed its newest addition to their museum. Their statue of Grande is a little, uh, divisive to say the least.
However, in my opinion, it's a lot closer than some of their other attempts.
You chose Classic Ari! Now we have her style nailed, you can see @ArianaGrande at Madame Tussauds London for 5 we… https://t.co/ASOHD4MF4j— Madame Tussauds (@Madame Tussauds)1558454321.0
However, you can definitely tell it's somewhat off. The nose isn't quite right.
Lips aren't all there. It has all the hallmarks of a wax statue.
This did not sit right with fans of the pop star. Twitter was flooded with messages of people who had to let the world know that this wax statue did not look like their Ari.
Which, in fairness to them, why do we keep letting these wax museums get away with sub-par doppelgangers?
@MadameTussauds @ArianaToday @ArianaGrande The facial features don’t match too welll— [ nightmare! ] (@[ nightmare! ])1558468722.0
i look more like ariana grande than this wax figure of ariana grande https://t.co/YuRsiEvnOH— daisy (@daisy)1558552230.0
@PopCrave @MadameTussauds @ArianaGrande they literally had one job... a whole mess🤢 https://t.co/60TnmN4yMY— victor💋 (@victor💋)1558668416.0
@enews It looks like someone doing an Ariande Grande cosplay— Grigiogirl (@Grigiogirl)1558719064.0
Ariana has been on a rollercoaster of a year. Her album Thank U, Next debuted as an absolute powerhouse, with 11 songs breaking into the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
She's also been very open with her own struggles with mental health, at one point, quoting actor Jim Carrey. Carrey returned the kindness with his own message of support.
But what does Ari herself think about the statue?
Ariana Grande reacts to her Madame Tussauds wax figure 😂: “I just wanna talk” https://t.co/Ehw951ZtsE— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1558917258.0
I'm sure many of us would "just wanna talk" too.
@PopCrave she said what we were all thinking— d s a 🌙 (@d s a 🌙)1558917291.0
@PopCrave Anybody who were in her place would wanna talk😍— roshani (@roshani)1558919490.0
Sometimes you get some really bad wax figures. It just happens.
Sometimes you get Ed Sheeran's statue, which lends credence to my theory that Sheeran is, in fact, a wax statue brought to life by a curse.
It's all in the luck of the draw. This hasn't stopped people from trying to figure out why Grande's statue looks the way it does.
The most common explanation was "Emery Bingham."
@FADED2AM @MadameTussauds @ArianaGrande future emery @ 25y/o— fan acc•shay saw endgame 4x (@fan acc•shay saw endgame 4x)1558474211.0
Because on weekends I enjoy reading garbage celebrity news, I’ve learned that Ariana Grande’s fans are upset that h… https://t.co/eFKlpP8uWs— Tina Vasquez (@Tina Vasquez)1558813830.0
@MadameTussauds @ArianaToday @ArianaGrande i thought this was emery bingham for a minute we-— 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐳𝐚𝐥 🐝♡ (@𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐳𝐚𝐥 🐝♡)1558468767.0
omg this wax figure looks like ariana grande...on crack https://t.co/N24UpsNbz4— Togepi (@Togepi)1558724881.0
We really shouldn't have been surprised at the London location's attempt at a wax figure of Ariana Grande. In 2017, the Las Vegas location unveiled their version of the singer and it was received just as poorly.
At the very least we can say it looks like the new figure is an improvement over the older one.
If you want to see it, the new statue is on display at the Madame Tussaud's in London for five weeks. I'm sure you'll be booking your ticket first chance you get.