Tuesday 16 January 2018

Bieber jokes about 'short' waxwork

Justin Bieber unveils his new waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London
Justin Bieber unveils his new waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London

Justin Bieber has become the latest A-lister to unveil his waxwork double at Madame Tussauds, joking to his fans "I'm at least six feet taller".

The pop sensation revealed the latest sculpture at a secret event at the waxwork museum in London. Squaring up to the model, the Canadian star proclaimed: "Look how much taller I am.

"It's awesome, it looks great. It's pretty unbelievable really.

Pretending to box with the model, the singer joked: "What, punk? What?"

The waxwork, dressed in a checked red and black shirt and black jeans and shoes, was the very image of the baby-faced singer as he appeared eight months ago.

The model adopts the famous "Bieber bob" haircut, which the musician still sported when he was first measured for the sculpture. But after turning 17 two weeks ago, the star is now taller and - to the dismay of some fans - now wears a shorter, more textured cut.

Speaking about the dilemma over what to do with the model's hair, Tussauds' principal sculptor Colin Jackman said: "We had inserted it all and then he cut it.

"We contacted his stylist and him and they wanted to keep it how it is."

The unveiling was broadcast live for the first time in the museum's history on a special website revealed by Justin on the Twitter website earlier in the day.

Replicas of the teenager were simultaneously unveiled at Tussauds attractions in Amsterdam and New York. The London and Amsterdam models are identical but the New York waxwork wears an outfit donated by the star.

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