Whitney Houston has been immortalized in four different waxwork figures that were unveiled at Madam Tussauds in New York on Thursday.
It is the first time in 200 years that the museum has simultaneously created multiple figures of the same subject. While each took shape at the Tussauds studio in London, they will be displayed in separate 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.
“She was a true and rare talent, and we are exceedingly proud to be adding her wax likeness to our attractions in the United States,” said Rosemary Preta, director of marketing, Midway USA, Merlin Entertainment Group.
Her mother Cissy, brother Gary and former manager Pat were at the unveiling. Cissy would not pose with the replicas of her daughter, but said she thought they were a very beautiful tribute.