A few months ago, Madame Tussauds in London put the unbelievably realistic One Direction wax figures on display, and directioners went wild.
Yesterday morning, the figures were moved to the Madame Tussauds location in Sydney, Australia, where they will stay until January 28. Some Australian fans went to extraordinary lengths to snap pictures with their idols.
Dozens of girls lined up early in the morning to be there when the museum doors opened, most of them skipping school to see the replicas of the boys. Chloe Boyling, age 15, woke up before five to make sure she was the first in line.
The girls held their breath, waiting for hours to catch a glimpse of the boys. When they finally did, they all rushed forward to touch, hug, kiss, and take pictures with One Direction.
What most people don’t know is that the clothes on the wax figures are actual clothes donated by the band.
Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn all underwent a long process to make sure that their figures were the epitome of perfection.
Firstly, over a period of ninety minutes per 1D member, Madame Tussauds sculptors took two hundred measurements and two hundred photos of the boys to make sure that their figures would be accurate.
The measurements were taken back to a studio, where sculptors painstakingly carved the same measurements into clay.
In addition to making each wax figure identical to the real boy, sculptors had to later unify the five of them by having them all looking in one direction (pun intended). This was especially difficult because the boys were in the studio at different times and the figures were sculpted by different artists.
So what do you think? How long would you wait in line to see the boys’ wax figures?