Madame Tussauds Blackpool unveils RuPaul wax figure

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Madame Tussauds has a new addition to its collection - a waxwork figure of drag queen RuPaul (Madame Tussauds Blackpool)
Madame Tussauds has a new addition to its collection - a waxwork figure of drag queen RuPaul (Madame Tussauds Blackpool)

Madame Tussauds is bringing the glitz and glamour to Blackpool with a new figure of drag icon RuPaul.

The figure is the tallest human wax figure at Madame Tussauds on Blackpool’s famous promenade, standing at 7.1 feet.

The figure is not without RuPaul's extravagant style - including a sequin purple floor-length gown worn with the obligatory fishnet tights, diamante jewellery and gold platform heels.

The waxwork also features the queen of drag's infamous blonde mane.

Lancashire Telegraph: RuPaul's waxwork at Madame Tussaud's Blackpool (Madame Tussauds Blackpool)
Lancashire Telegraph: RuPaul's waxwork at Madame Tussaud's Blackpool (Madame Tussauds Blackpool)

RuPaul's waxwork at Madame Tussaud's Blackpool (Madame Tussauds Blackpool)

The world-famous drag queen’s figure is situated at the end of a runway, which pays homage to RuPaul's Drag Race BBC reality competition series, and features some of the iconic artist's famous quotes.

Stuart Jarman, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, said: “Thanks to the popularity of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, drag has become more mainstream in the UK and it is important that Madame Tussauds embrace, support and represent the LBGTQ+ community with this launch.

“I’m incredibly proud to launch the UK’s first ever drag queen wax figure, RuPaul, she really is a sight to behold, and at over seven feet high our tallest human figure ever, I have no doubt Mama Ru will be a big draw and in the words of the iconic star, shantay!”

It takes a team of 25 artists to work on one wax figure.

It takes a total of 800 hours collectively including 350 hours to sculpt the figure, 187 hours to insert a head of hair and 30 hours to make a set of teeth.

How to buy a Merlin Pass for Madame Tussauds Blackpool

The Merlin Pass is available to use at a variety of Merlin Entertainment attractions.

Several Merlin Pass memberships are available so if you’re not sure which one would best suit you, more information is available on the Merlin Pass website here.

The Discovery Pass is only available as an Annual Pass.

The Silver, Gold and Platinum passes are all available annually as well as monthly.

Each pass comes with different benefits and prices, accommodating a variety of budgets.

You can buy a Merlin Pass via the website here and more information is available there too.

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