LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Lady Gaga is to be immortalized in eight Madame Tussauds locations worldwide on December 9, with each wax figure sporting a different flamboyant outfit.
Teams in London are working on the $2.4 million project, replicating such looks as the lace body stocking outfit worn to the Brit Awards this year, a towering purple hair piece used in Denmark, and a telephone hat and costume she donned for a London TV show.
The wax likenesses will be installed at Madame Tussauds in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Details of which city will get which look are being kept under wraps until launch day.
“As one of the biggest and most unique talents in the world, she is the perfect subject for the biggest figure launch in Madame Tussauds’ history. All of the styles being worked on are classic Gaga,” Madame Tussauds said in a statement.
Lady Gaga, 24, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has dominated the music world for the past two years, turning out dance hits like “Bad Romance”, and “Telephone” and amassing more than 20 million followers on Facebook.
Her 2008 album “The Fame” has spent more than 100 weeks on the U.S. Billboard charts and she has become known for stunts like setting her piano on fire, and dressing entirely in raw meat.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant