Fans of YouTube sensations Zoella and Alfie Deyes may now visit the couple at Madame Tussauds in London. The couple, who’s also known as “Zalfie,” attended the big reveal of their waxwork figures last September 29.
Zoella and Alfie posed with their waxworks that are wearing the clothes that they have donated. Zoe’s waxwork sits cross-legged in a striped collared top beside Alfie’s figure who’s clad in a gray shirt, black hoodie, and beanie.
The couple’s waxworks are sitting on a bed that resembles the one in their shared Brighton home. In a previous vlog, the 25-year-old online influencer admitted that she once felt undeserving of the accolade.
“I felt very like, ‘I don’t deserve to be made into a wax figure and put in Madame Tussauds. [But] I was also thinking this is one of the coolest things ever. Imagine in 10 years time… I can tell my kids, ‘They once made a wax figure of me…’ You have to think beyond the now… YouTubers are taking over.”
The 22-year-old Alfie echoes his girlfriend’s sentiments. He didn’t miss the chance to thank his managers at Gleam Futures as well as his supporters for “making unbelievable things like this possible.”
It was in April when Ben Sweet, Madame Tussauds’ general manager, announced that the couple would be immortalized into wax figures. For him, such decision “reflects just how huge the YouTube stars are.”
Zoella Sugg’s claim to fame is her YouTube channel offering beauty and fashion tips. She likewise penned a bestselling novel entitled Girl Online and launched a range of beauty products for Superdrug. Mind, a charity promoting sound mental health, also handpicked Zoe to be its digital ambassador.
Alfie, on the other hand, is known for his channels PointlessBlog, PointlessBlogVlogs, and PointlessBlogGames. He also authored two books under his Pointless Book series.
Zoella’s channel has 9.2 million subscribers whereas Alfie’s channels have 8.7 million subscribers combined.
While some questioned if the couple was indeed deserving of the merit, fellow vlogger Laila Loves came to Zalfie’s rescue. In an interview with IBTimes UK, she emphasized the significance of giving credit where it’s due.
“Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes have worked extremely hard and pioneered themselves as well as the way social media works for over seven years, which has built up their loyal organic following. Of course, some may argue that their fame is premature however I would advise these people to look at their success from a different angle.”
Acknowledging the existence of her bashers, Zoe told Seventeen magazine last month that her life’s far from perfect.
“A lot of young people look at me and think, “She has the perfect life: She’s got the boyfriend, the house, the dog, the book, the successful YouTube channel,” Not everything is perfect… Sometimes I have days where I don’t want to leave my bed, or I’ll have multiple panic attacks.”
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