PHOTOS Madame Tussauds unveils Kim Kardashian selfie-taking wax figure

Kim Kardashian wax figure taking selfie



Madame Tussauds London just unveiled their latest wax figure of Kim Kardashian, and it is quite meta. Not only is Kim taking one of her famous selfies, but fans are encouraged to take a selfie with Kim taking a selfie — all in front of a backdrop that continually shifts between iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.

From Madame Tussauds:


We’ve revealed the very first ‘selfie taking’ wax figure of the Queen of the craze herself, Kim Kardashian, dressed in one of her all-time favourite gowns, recreated in fine detail by Balmain Paris. Kim’s likeness is portrayed in ultimate selfie pose – arm extended and mobile phone poised to capture that perfect picture.


Kim Kardashian Madame Tussauds selfie wax figure full length



And in case you were wondering: yes, Kim’s is a real camera that takes real selfies!


Kim tweeted a photo of the figure posed in Paris on Twitter and couldn’t contain her excitement:


OMG how amazing is my @MadameTussaudLondon wax figure!!! It’s perfection! Thank you @BalmainParis & @olivier_rousteing for making my fave dress! I can’t wait until I can fit into the same dress & go take a selfie with my wax figure!!!! So cool you can actually take a selfie with her!!!


Kim Kardashian wax figure selfie statue



Paris is a fitting backdrop, since that’s where Kim famously first wore the stunning embellished Balmain dress from their Fabergé egg-inspired fall 2012 collection. Here’s the flesh-and-blood Kim wearing the same dress to her bachelorette party in May of 2014:


Kim Kardashian Balmain dress Paris 2014



According to Mashable, “the wax figure cost a whopping £150,000 ($230,846) and four months to make and will be joined in just a few weeks’ time by a waxwork of IRL husband Kanye West.”


Kim Kardashian wax figure selfie Taj Mahal


Fans of Kim’s Balmain dress will need to go ahead and book their trip to London now, because Madame Tussauds plans on rotating out the Kim Kardashian selfie wax figure’s attire periodically. Kim will reportedly be wearing this particular look through the end of this month before moving on to something new — perhaps her famous cleavage-bearing blue prom dress from the 2012 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala? All I know is, when October rolls around Kim BETTER be wearing that Princess Jasmine costume!


Madame Tussauds wax figure of Kim Kardashain taking a selfie

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