16 Wax Figures That Look NOTHING Like the Real Deal

Kayla Boyd | Jul 27, 2017 Celebrities
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You may not get the chance to meet your favorite celebrities, but you could always snap a pic with one of their wax look-alikes. Many of the most well-known celebrities have wax replicas on display at museums, especially one of Madame Tussauds' international locations. But, what if you went to take a picture with your favorite celebrity's wax figure and it didn't look like the celeb at all? 

Many celebrity wax figures are known for looking almost identical to the real person they're celebrating, but other times the wax figures fail ... they fail miserably. We're not saying that it's an easy task to precisely recreate, in wax no less, someone's exact features, but when that is the whole selling point of the wax museum, then you probably want to get it right. Some of these wax figures are straight up creepy, but it takes an extra special kind of fail to be hilarious (and many of these are). 

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We're sure there are plenty of bad ones out there, but we've rounded up some of the absolute worst. Here are 16 really terrible wax figures that look nothing like the real artists and icons they were designed to represent. Seriously, they're so bad you'll probably laugh. Michael Jackson and Queen Bey did NOT deserve this!

  • Beyonce

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    Queen Bey's most recent wax figure was so bad that all of the controversy resulted in its removal. Unfortunately, that wasn't her first, or even second, horrible wax duplicate. For someone as famous and influential as Beyonce, you would think they'd have this figured out by now.

  • Justin Bieber


    I would say that this is just a younger version of the Biebs, but even back when he was singing "One Time," we're pretty sure he didn't look anything like this. 

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  • Jennifer Lopez


    This is not exactly the JLo that we know. Not only is that facial expression uncomfortable looking, but the features don't even look the tiniest bit like hers. 

  • Miley Cyrus


    The tongue is pretty much the only thing they got right. That face, that hair ... It's. So. Bad.

  • Michael Jackson


    Who did this to the king of pop? I don't think he's ever made that face before. I don't think anyone has ever made that face before.

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  • Kim Kardashian

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    You can kind of see what they were going for, but that face is going to need some plastic surgery in order to look like Kim's. The curves aren't quite living up to expectations either. 

  • Ryan Gosling


    This one received a whole lot of flack when it was revealed. I mean, who even is this man attempting to be Ryan Gosling? 

  • Emma Watson


    Not that this little girl isn't cute in her own way, but she's not exactly Emma Watson. They can definitely do better than that. 

  • Justin Timberlake


    This one isn't the absolute worst, but it's not that great either. Maybe this could be Justin if he was your friend's creepy hipster uncle. 

  • Nicki Minaj

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    This scene taken from Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video is similar in aesthetic, but overall doesn't quite capture the rapper as well as it could have. 

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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    This one is pretty hilarious. Like, who even is that? 

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  • Adele

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    The wax museum Panoptikum in Hamburg, Germany, is the one responsible for this monstrosity. How dare they do our beloved Adele like this?! 

  • Taylor Swift

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    Even when T. Swift was younger, her face didn't quite look that small and awkward. Everything else looks okay (I guess), but this definitely doesn't meet the standard for a successful wax figure. 

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    OH NO. This one may just give you nightmares. 

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  • Christina Aguilera

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    Hopefully Chrisitina's eyes don't pop out of her head. I am genuinely concerned for this one. 

  • Jennifer Aniston

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    This is not even okay. Her eyes, nose, lips, and hair are all wrong. Who approved this? 

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