Kim Kardashian West will be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds London. Her likeness will be shown doing what Kardashian West does best: holding a smartphone to take a selfie. The new waxwork will be unveiled in July. Madame Tussauds announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday. The museum also claimed that the statue will be the “first selfie-taking” wax figure in the world. The wax museum gave a peek into what the molded figure will look like.
Guests will be able to get involved too. By sidling up to the figure, striking a suitable pose or pout and pressing the button, an actual photo will be taken from the device in the wax figure’s hand. The interactive figure makes sense as Kim recently released a revealing book titled “Selfish.”
And, in keeping with Kardashian West’s strict “3 image rule,” which dictates that no more than three selfies can be taken in the same location, the statue will have a constantly changing backdrop, the New York Daily News reported.
“When we were thinking about how we should portray Kim here at Madame Tussauds London, it quickly became obvious it HAD to be taking a selfie,” said Edward Fuller, general manager of the museum.
The Kardashian West sculpture is the latest attempt by the 180-year old wax museum to stay current. In February, the London flagship featured Taylor Swift in a different outfit from her “Shake it Off” music video eight days in a row. In March, the Las Vegas outpost displayed Miley Cyrus riding her signature Wrecking Ball. Madame Tussauds has long focused on Kardashian West, immortalizing her in various themes. In 2011, its Hollywood branch unveiled a wax likeness of the star in a wedding dress just two days ahead of her actual wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries.