Red Bull driver Mark Webber has been immortalised in a waxwork at the new Madame Tussaud’s which will open in Sydney in May.
“When Madame Tussauds approached me about including me in their Sydney collection, I was rapt,” Webber said. “It was fun working with the team in London to make a second version of myself, particularly my varying five o’clock shadow.
“I think it’s an incredible and accurate representation and I’m still amazed at how perfectly they matched everything, particularly my eyes, which is spooky.”
Madame Tussaud’s has been producing lifelike waxwork figures for over 250 years. Initially the figures were designed to give insights into the people making the news, but since the advent of the press and more recently TV and internet, the displays have become more of a commentary on culture and celebrity.
As well as looking like the celebrity in question, the waxworks are the exact same size; F1 fans in Australia who have never met Webber may be surprised by how tall and how thin he is.