Madame Tussauds London unveiled new figures honoring British girl group Little Mix on Wednesday (July 28). The display, which finds the singers in their signature colorful, fashion-forward looks, includes a wax figure of Jesy Nelson. Nelson left the group in December following what she said was a decade of anxiety about being compared to her bandmates.
Wednesday’s unveiling coincided with the now trio’s 10th anniversary, and the lifelike sculptures find Leigh-Anne Pinnock rocking a pink Moschino scribble blazer and tights; Jade Thirwell in a bright green Miscreants minidress and red heels; and Perrie Edwards seated in a yellow and blue Ana Ljubinokovic, outfit including white thigh-highs and pink pumps. Nelson is in Marques Almeida snakeskin trousers, a blue corset and floppy purple fur hat
According to a release, the women have been working closely with Tussauds on the creation of the figures since early 2020, “including attending sittings where hundreds of precise measurements were taken, through to advising on the final details of each figure.” The final look is an homage to the group’s 2019 “Bounce Back” video, placing the quartet on that visual’s vibrant set.
“We loved making this video and the concept of us being doll-like within it — it felt like a very fitting scene to recreate for our figures! When I saw my finished figure it was like looking in a mirror, it’s amazing!” said Thirwell in a statement about why they picked the “Bounce” look for their Tussauds figures.
“The Madame Tussauds London artists are fantastic. Our figures are so lifelike that it really could be us standing in the attraction,” added Edwards. “We’re so excited for our fans to see us in Madame Tussauds London and loved that some of them could be there to see the unveiling of the figures.”
Pinnock called the reveal of the “amazing” figures a “dream come true,” noting that the “Madame Tussauds London artists have captured us perfectly. We’re so excited to be joining the attraction’s music zone and can’t wait to bring our family and friends down to see our figures for themselves.”
The Tussauds crew worked closely with the group’s stylists — Zack Tate and Jamie McFarland — to make sure their looks came through just right, with the pair donating many of the original looks from the “Bounce Back” video.
The quartet join figures of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Freddie Mercury, Dua Lipa, Madonna, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Bob Marley, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Beyoncé, among others, in the London museum’s music zone. Ariana Grande joined the Hollywood collection in May.