It's been a big week for wax. Noted international tourist trap Madame Tussauds has announced that their Las Vegas location will soon debut a tribute to Nicki Minaj, and that vlogger Jenna Marbles is to become the first YouTube personality to see her likeness immortalized at the Times Square attraction, presumably as a prank on the museum's elderly visitors.
As a celebrity, it's no doubt an honor — or at least a powerful testament to your popularity — to be selected for representation with the walls of Madame Tussauds. But once those acrylic eyeballs get pointed in the right direction and that last wrinkle is painted on with painstaking precision, there's no telling what will become of your doppelgänger. When given unfettered access to an exact replica of a glamorous star, humans get really, really weird. Here's what Minaj and Marbles have to look forward to.
This man earned the privilege of licking whipped cream from wax Jessica Simpson's cleavage in 2004 by winning a Madame Tussauds game show called Domestic Diva or Ditz.
Yes, those are tampons. No, we don't have an explanation.
This photo was taken at Madam Tussauds Hong Kong four days after Jackson died.
Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.