Earlier this month, it was reported that Aaliyah was the next notable figure to be created at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax museum. Well, Babygirl’s figure has finally unveiled. And it looks good!
On Aug. 5, @aaliyah_haughton_official, the official Instagram account of Aaliyah, announced the great news. “We are proud to announce that Aaliyah will be the next iconic star immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas,” an administrator of the account wrote. The account also announced a #ShowUsYourAaliyah contest. It read:
Show us your best #Aaliyah inspired look and be one of 10 lucky fans to win an invite to the VIP figure launch party at #TussaudsVegas! Download the @AaliyahApp and share your photo or video using #ShowUsYourAaliyah on the app and Instagram to be entered to win. More deets at the link in bio.
Last night (August 21), Aaliyah’s wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. The room was filled with family, friends, and fans of Aaliyah. Once the sheet came off of the figure, the crowd gasped. It looks so good! Aaliyah’s wax figure donned her rhinestone-encrusted outfit from the “Try Again” video, looking just like babygirl.
Her brother, Rashad, took the mic to say a few words about his sister and to thank everyone for coming. The unveiling took place just four days before the 18th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death. The singer perished in a plane crash on August 25, 2001.
The wax figure also features all of Aaliyah’s tattoos. From the ‘A’ on her wrist to the dove on her lower back. They definitely nailed her look. Rashad also told the audience about the Aaliyah App. When you visit Aaliyah’s wax figure, you can open the app and us the AR feature to apply the actual makeup from the “Try Again” video to the singer’s face. You can also apply it to your face using the app. Cool, right?
Check out Rashad using the app, next!