People are struggling to see how this Beyonce wax figure looks anything like her

Madame Tussauds’ wax figure of Beyonce has fans baffled on many levels.

The star’s wax replica was originally unveiled in 2014 but recently returned to the New York museum following a stint in Orlando, Florida.

Clad in a sequinned indigo jumpsuit and pointy thigh-highs, the waxwork’s return started making the rounds on social media on Tuesday.

But it’s gaining popularity for all the wrong reasons – the waxwork resembles Rita Ora or Britney Spears more than it does Queen Bey.

When Madame Tussauds NY alerted the world that the Queen had returned, Twitter users couldn’t quite believe their eyes, and some expressed their disapproval at replica Bey’s skintone, which appears several shades lighter than that of actual Bey.

A spokeswoman for Madame Tussauds told the Press Association that while sculptors take care to accurately depict stars, they have no control over lighting and flash photography which may distort the replica’s appearance.

“At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted,” she said.

“Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.”

This is not the first time the Lemonade hit-maker’s likeness has been inadvertently altered.

The Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in Ontario, Canada, did an interesting job of sculpting a model that couldn’t bear any less of a resemblance to the legend herself.

And here are some other attempts spotted by Twitter users.


Related Articles

Ford sees global tariffs adding to an uncertain 2019

Achill Island beach disappears again after storms

Dating apps are easy but love is hard to find

Meet the first babies of 2019 who arrived seconds after midnight

More in this Section

Matthew Broderick to make West End debut

Laura Linney reveals real-life heartbreak while filming Love Actually

Fun Lovin’ Criminals singer: Hopeless loop of drugs making people listen to trap

David Jason: It would be a shame if Only Fools tower block is demolished


Lifestyle

Trend of the week: A salute to simplicity

Louis Vuitton debuted fibre-optic bags and the internet is obsessed

A strange stripe of super-star with daringly uncommercial music

From the Eiffel Tower to the Berlin Wall: The anniversaries to travel for in 2019

More From The Irish Examiner