6 of Your Favorite YouTube Stars Who Have Their Own Wax Figure
Everyone knows that getting a Madame Tussauds wax figure is the epitome of celebrity — basically, if you don’t have one, you’re not famous. Recently, Kylie Jenner was awarded her second statue, and it looks SO much like her that she was able to trick her whole family into thinking it was her on FaceTime! While the honor of being wax-ified was usually only given to the BIGGEST stars in Hollywood, the company made a bit of a change in 2015 and opened its door (literally) to the world of social media fame.
YouTube stars, otherwise popularly known as “the most famous people most folks have never heard of” (we beg to differ, of course) are among those of us who pray for wax figures. Except, lots of them actually deserve one, unlike ourselves. With millions of subscribers per channel, many YouTubers are even MORE famous that “mainstream celebs” — if an influencer tells us they like a lipstick/shirt/game/etc., we’ll go out and buy it, no questions asked. We like them because they’re infinitely more relatable than those A-list, untouchable celebrities.
To our surprise (and excitement), several of YT’s hottest have already achieved the goal of turning into a character from House of Wax (not really, of course) and have replicas of themselves residing in Madame Tussauds wax museums all over the world! That little part of us that’s obsessed with YouTubers is literally jumping up and down — because this probably means that MT’s will continue to include Internet kings and queens in their famed wax-figure reveals in the future. Now, we know what you’re all wondering: when will Jake Paul get his own statue? We’d like to say never, but chances are, it’ll happen sooner than we think.
Read on to see which of your favorite YouTube stars have made the leap from ~Internet sensation~ to real-life celeb in a Madame Tussauds wax museum!
Jenna Marbles (a YouTube star with well over 17 million subscribers to her primary channel) was the first-ever solo YouTuber to get a wax figure — she got the honor in October 2015! The 30-year-old's statue was located in Madame Tussauds New York and, TBH, it looks scary real; we almost expect it to start vlogging any second!
Photo: Twitter (@jennamarbles)