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Nicki Minaj lands a wax home in Las Vegas at Madame Tussauds

Nicki Minaj joins Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and more in the Music Room at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas on Aug. 4.

Nicki Minaj joins Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and more in the Music Room at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas on Aug. 4.

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Singer Nicki Minaj is about to get her own doppelganger. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the “Anaconda” singer gets her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds at the Grand Canal Shoppes.

The figure, which hasn’t been seen by the public yet, pays tribute to Minaj’s “Anaconda” video, which has been viewed on YouTube nearly 500 million times. That means a jungle backdrop, back-up dancers and special effects will be recreated for the figure’s debut.

Minaj’s figure will be permanently on display inside of the attraction’s Music Room.

The museum started working on the figure in February with more than 20 artists sculpting the figure over six months. The team used more than 300 body measurements in the construction, first sculpted in clay by hand and then covered in a plaster cast. Once the artists remove the clay, they pour wax. Acrylic eyes and teeth and individual hairs set by hand are part of the construction. Layers of paints and tints make up skin tones.

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Minaj joins more than 100 figurines at the museum, including Alan and Phil from “The Hangover,” Lady Gaga, Sandra Bullock, Spider-Man and more.

Tickets start at $29.95.
Tickets: Madame Tussauds, (866) 841-3739


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