Whitney Houston Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussauds [PHOTO]


Nearly a year has gone by since the untimely death of Whitney Houston, the pop icon who passed away on Feb. 11, 2012 from a drug-related accidental drowning just days before the Grammys.

On Thursday Madame Tussauds Wax Museum will honor the singer's legacy with four different wax figures. The famed museum, located in Times Square, revealed a photo of the figures before their unveiling later on in the day.

"We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career," Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said in a statement, speaking for the Houston family. "This is something we are excited to do for the fans."

Madame Tussauds unveiled not just one figure of the singer/actress, who died at 48, but four separate figures that will become lasting glimpses of Houston's career milestones. While they were created at the Tussauds studio in London, each wax figure will be housed in a different U.S. city.

Washington D.C., will receive the figure of Houston wearing a headband and white sports tracksuit, the outfit she wore to perform her famous rendition of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl. Her mini-dress look from the 1988 music video I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) will go to Las Vegas. Los Angeles inherited the figure that marks her very first film role, in the 1992 motion picture The Bodyguard, while New York honors Houston with a wax figure that was designed off of a 2009 photo shoot for her last studio album I Look to You.

"She was a true and rare talent, and we are exceedingly proud to be adding her wax likeness to our attractions in the United States," said Rosemary Preta, director of Marketing for Midway USA at Merlin Entertainments Group. Merlin owns and operates The Tussauds Group.

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