Wax figures of One Direction were unveiled to fans at Madame Tussauds London on Thursday.
The boys themselves came face-to-face with their very own waxwork models earlier this week as part of the latest Madame Tussauds exhibition.
The Live While We”re Young singers were introduced to their finished wax figures at a secret viewing on Tuesday, before their latest gig in Nottingham. The five boy band members Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are said to have been stunned when they saw their life-size doubles for the first time.
Harry, 19, said: “It”s amazing and such an honour” to be immortalised into the incredibly lifelike models, while fellow band member Zayn commented, “They look wicked, they”re bang on!”
Irish singer Niall was overwhelmed at the uncanny similarities with his double. “It”s really good, isn”t it!” he said. “This is weird – he”s wearing my actual shoes!”.
Liam summed up his emotions at being made into a waxwork by the iconic museum, saying “this is definitely a privilege,” and Louis admitted he couldn”t wait for fans to see the five new waxwork creations.
Just like the real thing, the 1D replicas are heading off on a world tour, kicking off in the capital for 12 weeks before travelling to New York and Sydney.
The boys had two sittings and hundreds of measurements taken for their waxworks, which each cost £150,000 to make. The final work sees the band sitting together on a school-style double bench – perfect for their young fans who will be able to sit next to them.
The man behind the creations, principle sculptor Stephen Mansfield, has been working with the English-Irish boy band throughout the sculpting process to achieve the perfect outcome for their fans worldwide.
“We are acutely aware that millions of fans around the world will have a lot to say about these figures and we are determined not to let them down,” he said. “The boys have been a delight to work with, really cooperative and a huge amount of fun.”