- Published on Thursday, February 07 2013
- Written by Katie Marzullo
This coming Monday marks a pretty gloomy anniversary – one year since the extremely untimely and tragic death of Whitney Houston. It was one of those remember-where-you-were-when-you-heard-the-news moments… I was having dinner, ironically, at the Rolling Stone L.A. restaurant in Hollywood after having had, again, ironically, attended a Grammys gifting lounge. It was a wholly surreal way to end a day of music industry hype.
Just in time for this dubious occasion, Madame Tussauds is honoring Whitney with not one but FOUR new wax figures to be on display in Hollywood, New York, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas. All 4 figures were unveiled today at the Hollywood museum, each depicting a seminal moment in Whitney’s life and career. Hollywood will get to keep the rad, futuristic Bodyguard Whitney; Washington will get the sporty Super Bowl Whitney; New York will play host to Cover of The Best of Whitney Houston Whitney; and Las Vegas will get (my personal favorite) “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Whitney.
The Bodyguard figure in particular was created with the direct help of Warner Bros. studios, who allowed Madame Tussauds artists to creative an exact replica of her iconic “Queen of the Night” costume by lending them the original garments.
She may be gone, but she’ll never be forgotten, and we can always gaze upon her loveliness thanks to Madame Tussauds.
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor