Whitney Houston’s wax figures are set to debut in New York, depicting the Queen of Pop in four poses to represent different points in her career — something the famous Madam Tussauds has never done before.
The wax figures will be unveiled by Madame Tussauds on Thursday, immortalizing the legendary singer in a medium other than music. In the 200 years the wax figure museum has operated, it’s never made that many wax figures of a person.
Whitney Houston’s family loves the idea of the wax figures, People magazine noted.
“We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career,” Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager and sister-in-law, said in a statement on behalf of the family. “This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”
After the big debut, the Whitney Houston wax figures will be on their way to different cities.
“Houston performing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is going to Washington, D.C.’s Tussauds; Hollywood will get her in her 1992 movie The Bodyguard; Las Vegas will display the young Houston as seen in her 1988 video for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”; and New York will exhibit a more recent likeness of the singer, from a 2009 photo shoot for her final studio album.”
The Whitney Houston wax figures could bring comfort to a family still reeling from the death of the singer almost exactly one year ago. Her mother, Cissy Houston, has spoken about the regret she feels about her daughter’s death, telling Reuters that she tried to help when he learned the depths of Whitney’s drug abuse and partying.