Celebrity Wax Figures That'll Have You Seeing Double

From Maluma to Katy Perry, compare these stars to their wax lookalikes

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Maluma reveals wax figure for Madame Tussauds Orlando at MAMM (Medellin Museum of Modern Art)
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Unveiling his wax figure in his native Colombia before it heads to Madame Tussauds Orlando in April 2022, Maluma definitely had us guessing who was who.

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Tiffany Haddish

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Haddish went undercover to unveil her very own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas in September 2021, and the encounter was one for the books!

Haddish shared a video of her meeting her copy on Instagram, writing in the caption, "@madametussaudsusa I am so Honored to be made into a wax figure that actually looks like me. Thank you to #madametussaudsusa and my glam squad hair by: @hair4kicks Make-up by: @makeupbydionne styled by: @luxurylaw."

"Hey girl, hey," Haddish said as she sees her own wax figure for the first time. "You look just like me, girl. The naps in the back matches my naps! Your dress is impeccable. She ready!"

After meeting her match, Haddish surprised museum-goers in a hilarious clip she shared on Instagram.

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Jackie Chan

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The actor got the star, well, wax treatment when Madame Tussauds New York released a handful of images showing his figure in places all over New York City, making his final stop in Times Square.

Fans can visit Chan at the Times Square Madame Tussauds location, where the statue will be on display. The wax museum unveiled the new figure on Jan. 28, 2020, just a few days after the Chinese New Year.

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The late singer was memorialized with a wax figure, ahead of the 18th anniversary of her death. Aaliyah's brother Rashad Haughton was in attendance as Madame Tussauds unveiled the look-a-like in Las Vegas on Aug. 21, 2019.

Clad in leather pants and metallic bra, the figure is a nod to Aaliyah's iconic "Try Again" music video from 2000.

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Shawn Mendes

14 August 2019, Berlin: Bachelorette Jessica Paszka lies next to the wax figure of the singer Shawn Mendes in the wax figure cabinet Madame Tussauds. The wax figure of Mendes can now be seen here and fans can take photos with the figure. Shawn Mendes sings with "Senorita" the summer hit of the year 2019. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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Who hasn't dreamt of holding hands with the "Señorita" singer? Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Berlin is now giving fans that chance.

The museum has provided a near-perfect replica of Mendes laying down on top of an artificial 2-D field of flowers with his left hand strategically open and ready for fans to hold on to. It's a perfect opportunity to snag a romantic photo with Mendes and probably the only way his girlfriend Camila Cabello would mind sharing her man.

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Zac Efron

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It's been a couple of years since Baywatch hit theaters, but Zac Efron has still kept his abs as a souvenir.

The actor dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about his Neflix film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, where he indulged the host in a bit of lighthearted conversation about their respective Madame Tussauds wax figures.

DeGeneres brought out Efron's to show how striking the resemblance was, capturing the actor in all his shirtless Baywatch glory, complete with bicep tattoo and armpit hair.

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Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan

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Which hosts are the real ones? The IRL Ripa and Strahan (on the right) did a pretty good job of imitating their wax counterparts, which they unveiled on the Feb. 22, 2016, episode of their show. Strahan has since left, with Ryan Seacrest stepping in to co-host.

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Grumpy Cat

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The Internet sensation, who died in May 2019, broke new ground as Madame Tussauds' first ever wax cat, and its first animatronic work in more than a century. And she frankly couldn't have cared less. After a short stay in San Francisco, the feline figure toured five other Madame Tussauds across the country.

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Kylie Minogue

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How'd you like to find yourself under the Christmas tree? Minogue met her holiday-themed likeness just in time for Christmas, and she sure seemed to enjoy the unique present.

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Laverne Cox

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The actress and activist - who attended the unveiling at San Francisco's Madame Tussauds in December 2015 - became the first-ever transgender star to be honored with a wax figure. The Orange Is the New Black star shared a gorgeous snap from the event on Instagram, writing, "Thanks to the amazing citizens of San Francisco who petitioned for a Laverne Cox wax figure and thanks to Madame Tussauds for this amazing honor. #2015 #WhatAYear #TransIsBeautiful."

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Adriana Lima

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Now, this is what we call a Fashion Faceoff! The supermodel struck a pose as she unveiled her very own runway-ready wax figure at the Victoria's Secret store in New York City's Herald Square. And both Angels are all set to take the world (and the catwalks) by storm: "Me, myself and I...... Double trouble ?" Lima captioned an Instagram snap of her likeness.

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Jane Lynch

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The Glee star left fans seeing double on Aug. 4, 2010, when Lynch's onscreen alter-ego, Sue Sylvester, was immortalized in wax at Hollywood's Madame Tussauds.

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wax figure
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Madame Tussauds Berlin unveiled their latest wax figure on Jan. 7, 2020, but some fans were left wondering who exactly they were trying to portray.

"That must be Mikki Minach because that DAMN SURE ain't Nicki Minaj," one Twitter user wrote.

Another wrote, "melt it all down and try again smh."

This isn't the first time Madame Tussauds has gotten heat over their work. Minaj's 2015 wax figure in Las Vegas, which looks similar to her 2020 version, was called out by rapper Azealia Banks over Minaj being depicted on all fours.

Madame Tussauds defended their work to Fader in a statement, which read, in part:

"We made the decision to celebrate Minaj s unforgettable pose inspired by the "Anaconda" video because - thanks to her artistry and charisma - it resulted as one of the most iconic videos ever produced … As with all people we immortalize in our attractions, her representatives were kept informed every step of the way during the figure-creation process."

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Helen Mirren

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Hot dame! The Queen star faced off against her London counterpart on May 11, 2010, during its debut at the British capital's Madame Tussauds. "It's an incredible honor," Mirren said.

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Jon Hamm

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The actor and his wax statue of Mad Men's Don Draper (at Madame Tussauds New York, unveiled in May 2014 for the show's final season) are like night and day. Draper is suave, Hamm is silly (or at least, he thinks his sex symbol status is). Draper uses an 8mm, Hamm prefers selfies. Somehow they still get along just fine.

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Alicia Keys

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Be careful with the "Girl on Fire" - she might melt. The leather jumpsuit and sassy hip thrust prove that Keys's counterpart at Madame Tussauds in New York is in just as much of an "Empire State of Mind" as the original.

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One Direction

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Call them Two Direction? Boy banders Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan must have been proud that the statue makers got the hair right when they went face to face with the faux five-some at Madam Tussauds in London. To the throngs of screaming fans: Remember, they're not real.

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Carrie Fisher

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The late Star Wars actress posed with her ever-present bulldog, Gary, and a throwback, bikini-clad wax figure of her as Princess Leia at Madame Tussauds London. "Before & after," Fisher captioned the photo.

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The Disney star gave new meaning to the phrase "triple threat" when she unveiled not one, but two wax figurines at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Naturally, the music-minded star decided there was only one thing left to do with her doubles: form a girl group. "Presenting...the world premiere of...Zendestiny's Child," Zendaya joked on Instagram.

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Kendall Jenner

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Not wearing much and with sexy, strappy heels - looks like a KarJenner wax figure to us!

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The singer was blown away by his wax twin at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Derulo helped pick the figure's unique airborne pose that shows off one of his signature dance moves. After stocking up on selfies with the new Derulo on the block, the singer headed to the wax museum's rooftop to perform for his fans.

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To Dion's mock consternation, husband René Angélil tried his luck with not one but two divas at Las Vegas's Caesars Palace in May 2006, where the singer's replica was unveiled to mark her 500th performance in Sin City.

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In August 2008, Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas rocked out times two with their wax counterparts at Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. Six months later, the band of brothers unveiled more "JoBros" in New York and Hollywood.

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I can't believe it's not ... Diddy! "I didn't expect them to get this close to it," the hip-hop mogul marveled at the December 2009 unveiling of his likeness at New York's Madame Tussauds. "I'm definitely pleased."

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Which country queen is the real chart-topper? For the record, she's on the left. "I had to stand still for a long time while they did their thing," Underwood said of her uncanny look-alike, which debuted at New York City's Madame Tussauds in October 2008.

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The country crooner and her wax figure had a fashion face-off on Oct. 27, 2010, when Swift premiered her figure at Madame Tussauds New York wearing an identical Jenny Packham mini.

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Just how accurate is the reality starlet's doppelganger? She got her booty measured so she'd match up to her mannequin, which debuted at Madame Tussauds in New York on July 1, 2010.

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Who's who? "That is so weird," the No Doubt rocker told friends when her ab-tastic look-alike was revealed in September 2011 at Madame Tussauds, inside The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. "I can't believe it."

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It's twice as nice for the rapper, who signed off with his likeness at Sin City's Madame Tussauds inside the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in April 2009. "Fa shizzle dizzle I said yes when asked," he told PEOPLE. "I'm honored! The D O double G got a double."

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Someone's being nosy! The Prism singer cheekily posed alongside her wax figure, which sports a bikini top made to resemble a Hershey's Kiss, during its January 2013 debut at Hollywood's Paramount Studios.

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Here's a co-anchor we bet Colbert doesn't mind having - himself! The funnyman and his double manned the Madame Tussauds news desk in Washington, D.C., in November 2012.

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Hard to tell who's sitting more pretty, the Live host or her ringer, which made its seat permanent at Madamae Tussauds in the Big Apple in April 2011.

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Hair raising, isn't it? Cooper checked out the "mane" event on his Hangover-era body double during the figure's July 2011 New York unveiling.

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All hail the queen(s)! Dame Helen Mirren had a posh meet-and-greet with her three wax figures - including one dressed as Queen Elizabeth II, whom she depicted in the West End and Broadway productions of The Audience, as well as the 2006 film The Queen - at Madame Tussauds in London.

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Modern Family's brunette beauty kicked it up a notch while sharing the limelight with her equally stunning replicas at Madame Tussauds' N.Y.C. location in June 2013.

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Looks like he approves! Reynolds gave his handsome counterpart a happy once-over during its unveiling on Oct. 23, 2013 - the actor's 37th birthday - at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. "This is undoubtedly the largest and most spectacular birthday candle I've ever received," he said.

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He's livin' la vida waxy! The singer made sure to snap a selfie with his new twin as it was unveiled at the Sydney, Australia, Madame Tussauds in April 2015.

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Queen Bey demonstrated how you get down with her glamorous replica at New York's Madame Tussauds in 2004. Aside from smooth moves, the pop diva's doppelgänger offers visitors such compliments as, "You've definitely got diva potential."

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Because just one Jimmy Fallon wasn't enough for the world, Madame Tussauds created five wax lookalikes! To celebrate the March 2015 unveiling, all six Fallons teamed up to perform an increasingly nightmarish rendition of The Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann," which the Tonight Show host said he would definitely not be showing his two young daughters. "This is gonna freak them out. This is honestly therapy, immediate therapy. I'm not sure if my wife can even do this," he told PEOPLE.

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Sheldon Cooper would be proud - making The Big Bang Theory star Parsons' wax figure started with hundreds of measurements, more than 150 of them for the face and head alone. And Parsons is just as approving as his math-loving alter ego would be: He told PEOPLE in March 2015, "Every detail on this figure is incredibly accurate and precise. From the color of the eyes to the facial figures, you can tell how hard the artists and sculptors work to achieve such a realistic portrayal."

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The Desperate Housewives star had everyone seeing red in October 2010 as she posed alongside her look-alike during its Las Vegas unveiling at her own Eve nightclub.

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The supermodel host shared the runway with an equally stunning mannequin - her Madame Tussauds wax figure, unveiled in Klum's native Germany in January 2010. "It is a pretty good likeness but it's pretty strange to look yourself in the eyes," she said of her stiff competition.

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The singer's wax figure - a perfect match, right down to the plaid shirt and tattoos - was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in N.Y.C. in May 2015. "He didn't say much," Sheeran joked on Instagram after the meeting.

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The wax edition of the star of Disney Channel's Austin & Ally was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Orlando in May 2015. Lynch told PEOPLE the process of turning celebrities to wax is "incredible," and equated meeting his doppelgänger with having an out-of-body experience. "I see myself on TV, of course, but this is totally different. This is a way to see it in 3D. It's sort of weird to see - but it's really cool."

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Don't worry - Mr. Worldwide fully approves of his lookalike's … assets. "It has my Cuban booty!" he told the crowd at the unveiling of the wax figure at Madame Tussauds Orlando in May 2015. "Oh, yeah. He's definitely sexy," the rapper, who was one of PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive in 2013, added to PEOPLE after the big reveal. "And the best thing about him is that he won't age. So he'll always be sexy."

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Lovato celebrated their 23rd birthday with the coolest present we've ever seen: their very own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. So how did the social media-savvy star commemorate meeting their double? With a series of selfies, duh.

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Look who's got Bieber fever now! The then-teen star hugged it out with his wax figure at its London unveiling March 15, 2011, at Madame Tussauds. "Knew [my mom] had more kids!" he joked on Twitter.

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"Possibly the most surrealist experience of my life ..." Smith wrote on Instagram in August 2015 after meeting their wax figure at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. "This is just so sick!" Smith took advantage of their time in the museum, too, having "way way way way too much fun" with the wax figures of E.T., Neil Patrick Harris, Leonardo DiCaprio and more.

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The Victoria's Secret model's likeness is every bit as angelic as she is.

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Madame Tussauds Nashville Unveils Luke Bryan Figure in Times Square
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The country star's wax simulacrum is picture perfect - even he thinks so!

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The supermodel stopped by Boston's Dreamland Wax Museum to check out her replica, which features everything from her signature long beach waves to the dazzling silver Alexandre Herchcovitch dress she wore during the Rio Olympics opening ceremony in 2016. "Look who I saw in Boston today. Another me," she captioned the Instagram shot. Her husband Tom Brady couldn't help weighing in as well, writing "Te Amo," which means 'I Love You' in Portuguese.

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Steve Aoki Cakes Wax Figure At Launch Of New DJ Experience At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
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The lauded deejay felt the music as he mimicked his wax figure's pose at the unveiling of the new DJ Experience at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas on March 6, 2018.

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood Unveils A Wax Figure Of Zoe Saldana
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The Guardians of the Galaxy star's twin is an out-of-this-world beauty - just like her.

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Before the couple's August 2017 concert in Nashville, the singers stopped by Music City's Madame Tussauds to check out their likenesses. Hill's figure wears the same dress she wore at the 2014 Nashville Symphony Ball, while McGraw's life-like figure is outfitted with his trademark white-washed jeans, a gray tee and a Shantung Panama straw cowboy hat - right from his personal collection.

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Priyanka Chopra-Jonas Figure Reveal
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The actress gave a behind-the-scenes look at her wax figure process (down to picking the right eyeballs!) on Instagram, and was happy to pose for pics with the finished product in February 2019. The most amazing detail on her likeness? An exact replica of her engagement ring from husband Nick Jonas.

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Fresh off her Grammy win in February 2019, the singer got down with her double (wearing an outfit donated by the star herself) in the new Dua Lipa Glow Room experience at Madame Tussauds London.

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Diane J. Cho

Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School.

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