Rihanna is the latest star to get wax statue
September 1st, 2010
12:57 PM ET

Rihanna is the latest star to get wax statue

In the summer 2010 trend kicked off by Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga, pop star Rihanna now also has a waxen doppelganger courtesy of Madame Tussauds.

And if the picture above - currently the photo on the “Rude Boy” singer’s Twitter account – is any indication, Rihanna absolutely loves it.

The 22-year-old’s wax figure recalls RiRi’s blonde cropped 'do of yesteryear, and is clothed in the memorable all-black Balmain ensemble she wore to the designer's runway show during Spring 2010 Paris Fashion Week.

The wax replica of the Barbadian songstress can be found at the Washington, D.C. Madame Tussauds,  which also houses the statues of other notables like President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce.

You can get buy one, get one free admission to the D.C. Madame Tussauds if you mention the word "Umbrella" - with or without the "ella, ella" it sounds like - between now and September 30.

Filed under: Celebrities • Rihanna

soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. AceQueRyda

    I wanna hit it..she reminds me of Tyesha Smith I use to drill team!

    September 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. paper or plastic

    rihanna is a dirty a** sK*NK>>eeewwww

    September 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |

    Selena Gomez shud get a WAX doll!!!!

    September 3, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. cutter

    What waste of wax.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Frank

    It seems like more than a few of you commenting on here have eaten a bucketload of paint chips. =/

    September 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mz.Taylor

    Keep your head up girl! N remember u can do all things through Christ who strengthens u!! The enemy job is 2 destroy u but GOD's job is 2 save u luv u always!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • brownie1

      SHE IS A FALLEN ANGEL!!!!!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      I AGREE! Too bad she does not believe in GOD she is a follower of the ENEMY....you know the FALLEN ANGEL!

      September 2, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Pansy

      Judge not that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1

      September 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pansy

      'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments (Matthew 22:36-40)

      I'm not really feeling the love here, guys(MsLady74 and brownie1). i hope you aren't representing the Christian faith here, because this is not how the Bible commands believers to act. in fact you're doing the opposite of how God commands us to love. And I do not want to be identified with how you are acting towards the unsaved. All i'm asking is that you think before you write, and not burst out with judgements and accusations when most likely, you aren't affecting these people at all. oh, and please read the bible first too because right now, it's obvious what you are saying is just your opinion like everyone else's, and not truth.

      September 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. my name

    You all are idiots....complete idiots.If your gonna hate on Riri then dont put your frigging comments!All you are is a hater!Although i kinda dislike Riri i dont hate on her.I bet your just jealous cause you couldnt get that wax or your a hate cause your not her.Your just a sore loser if you hate and I can name a bunch of ppl on here that are hating.So Riri you keep rockin your music and those haters are prolly fans who wanna be you!Keep rockin girl!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • brownie1

      YOU STOP HATING!! you are hating on us BLOGGERS for blogging what WE CHOOSE to say and how WE FEEL towards RhiRhi! SHE MEANS NO GOOD!! for NOBODY but herself she is the one makin ALL the moneY! what is she really teaching to BURN to LIE and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! SOUNDS DEMONIC TO ME!!!!! soooooooooooo YOU STOP HATING!!!!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      I don't envy MONEY nor do I envy devil worshippers so I would tend to say that your ASSUMPTIONS are unwarranted and false. I don't like her for the choices she has made to walk on the darkside. Therefore, I disagree with those saying that she is a role model!

      September 2, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Damia Bolling

    Will they make one of Precious?

    September 2, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. tonya

    you just go girl enjoy your life

    September 2, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Marie harris A.K.A. pisces

    Rihanna robyn fenty!! u kno u deserve thiz statue, no matter wat theze bust down jealous, untalented dogz say about u! u r a VERY talented young woman, and keep ur angel suit on and continue wat ur duin! remember da past iz da past and da future iz da future! and 2 all yall bust down hatin basterdz go get a life, and TALENT,datz wat u need, ur talent need 2 b: learnin how 2 not hate on people cuz dey can accomplish and yall cant!, datz right i went dere

    September 2, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Can anyone on this message board translate ebonics to English?

      I'd like to know what this person just tried to say.

      September 2, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      Only angel suit she putting on is that of the DARK angel

      September 2, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • brownie1

      Marie aka Pisces please talk with some sense!! Thank you

      September 2, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. JJ

    Wow what clueless idget, yes idget, decided that this one hit wondner needed a waxen? Where's his comment in all this. I'd love to see what he has to say about this

    September 2, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. djlockerthebrain

    I guess she goes from plastic to wax. LOL.

    September 2, 2010 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. honeyschild


    September 2, 2010 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. honeyschild

    Gone Riri I mean really go!!

    September 2, 2010 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Richie Quame

    Riri u are doing grt. Thanks

    September 2, 2010 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  16. Lean

    Its this a big joke? Souldja boy is next then,I wonder how her big 4head look like?

    September 2, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  17. tina

    You go girl I love ur music good for u

    September 2, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  18. Frank

    I was very confused for a second there. I was like "why is that woman trying to kiss Rihanna?!". lol

    September 2, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  19. miranda

    wow people your jealousy wont stop her from shining she is a great role model and um earth to everyone not every role model has to preach the gospel she is a good person with a determined personality thats what kids today need to look up to! And another thing it dont matter who hit who first chris deserves his butt kicked!

    September 2, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      Well perhaps we differ in the fact that I believe if there is to be a role model for the youth is should be someone preaching the gospel! It would NOT be someone who lives in the "darkness". Maybe you really should do some research on these "stars" people LOVE to say are ROLE MODELS! Then ask yourself who are they role models for....what are they REALLY putting out there????

      September 2, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  20. MizzDezi


    September 2, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  21. susie

    the wax world needs all types to show future generations who lived in the 21st century. chill out yall.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. TiffanyRose

    I luuv Rihanna && never thought or heard of anyone speaking so badly about her. Shes so talented and a genuinly good person. Young women from the islands making a good living, and a good name for herself. Shes one of the best females out & will definatley go down in history. I commend the Madame Tussauds. I've been once before in New York and will have to take a trip to Washington D.C. Congradulations RiRi Baby. Well earned.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. T.T.

    I didn't think they were still making those anymore if it's that easy to get one I want one

    September 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  24. p

    I think melissa etheridge should get a wax statue

    September 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. carroll

    ri-ana, thanks for da umbrella!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  26. commensense

    You people need to grown up and vent your frustrations with your sad lives elsewhere. Its not that serious and stop defending a woman beater.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Cydney

    LOL she hit Chris first? Who told you? And even if she did, that gives him no excuse to bite her, punch her, and shove her head into a steering wheel. Is domestic abuse suddenly okay? I can't believe this.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lisa

    yukkkkkkk still one ugly woman who can't sing.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. mary

    You all are just a bunch of haters with no life

    September 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      What an ignorant statement. Why do we have to be "haters" because we don't like the image she puts out for the youth? Then to state that we have no lives...we are bloggin just as you are so therefore you must not have a life either.

      September 2, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  30. mary

    Don't pay them no attention girl. You deserve this.:-).

    September 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dhang

    That's very good..

    September 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. biscuit

    Riri deserve that wax

    September 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dray

    What has she done to earn such an honor NOTHING AT ALL Everyone seems to forget SHE hit Chris first and she cant sing so well what has she done for music I guess Soulja Boy is next to get one

    September 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Anne

    Seriously some ppl need to grow up... if u hate someone who has done nothing wrong u need help... the fact the the obamas have wax statues is what surprises me!!

    September 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      Perhaps you need to do some research and really "see" the world for what it is......

      September 2, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  35. oranee edwards

    Oh wow she dosent belong!!

    September 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Elh2os1

    I wasn't aware junior high kids knew what CNN was....

    September 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. monica Serban

    So much for freedom of speach!Everyone just goes nuts.This is CNN not "gossip factory".

    September 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  38. WOW

    CNN really attracts some disgusting people. CNN should really learn how to filter hate comments.

    September 1, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |

    Hi, bbc/and de world. I like rihanna and her songs. But u don't call musicians role model. A role model should know christ and preach His gospel. Show sanity and morals/descipline. Am Bright Prince.

    September 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  40. don fraley

    don't let no thing or no one put you down girl. accomplish all you can whenever you can.

    September 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. stephanie

    And i meant to ask if any of you are famous or have ever had millions like your music? NO You havent! Leave her alone.

    September 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      So what if she is a singer and solded millions of records.....what makes her better than me or you even. What is known is her lack of morals and NO amount of record sells could EVER buy that back.

      September 2, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  42. stephanie

    I think rihanna is a great person and deserves a waxen. Why do you all even care? your just judgemental and narrowminded. leave people alone if you don't like them. Gosh.

    September 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |

    rihanna likes to take it in the a**..SSSLLLLUUUTTTT

    September 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Ant Chaos

    Ha! I like Rihanna, but she doesnt have a style of her own- more like it was manufactured for publicity. Gurl can sing though.

    i already forgive chris lmaoooo.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Tammy Downs

    They won't make a wax figure of me because I am the same size as Precious.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. greengoon1126

    Interesting I didn't know she was like "a big deal".

    September 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  47. CATom

    does the wax figure have a black eye?

    September 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  48. richie rich.

    she deceives it anyway.she is young and talented.

    September 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      it didn't realize singing songs with only 20 different words in the whole song made you a talented singer/artist...........umbrella brella brella brella brella oh ohohohohohoh eh eheheheheheh

      September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. chris

    to bad it didn't look like her after chris brown got done with her...........then it'd be worth seeing !!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Really?

    This* Carving*

    September 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Really?

    his madame shouldnt waste her very good caving wax talents on waste of spaces like Riri and Kim. The museum of crap and the president

    September 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  52. brownie1


    September 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Odalice Yolanda Feliz

    She is a role model for a lot of little girls, I'm glad she got her statue! I love the way you lie!

    September 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      I am glad YOU love the ways she lies because she is nothing but full of them but that is what devil worshipers do....they lie. These people could NEVER be a role model for my child. What could she teach her how to show her body to everyone in sight, how to live in the darkside and do things their way or better yet she could show her how to make a man "take it"! Her public image leave a lot to be desired as far as morals are concerned.

      September 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Mrs.X

    if Rihanna get waxen den anybody can...who's next? Cassie!

    September 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Byrd

    How could they tell the difference? Exact same level of intelligence.

    September 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. batterboy

    A sad testament to the museum.In 20 years Rihanna will be an unknown.

    September 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  57. me

    Rihanna sucks..i don't understand why she need to get waxen. She's a no talent airhead with nothing to offer.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Me

    Rihanna sucks..i don't understand why she need to get waxen. She's a no talent airheard with nothing to offer.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Kevondra

    I think it's great that rihanna is getting that thing and CHRIS SHOULDN'T GET ONE because he's a women beater and should be in jail but other than that i think it's great

    September 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Joe

    Just another ugly, no talented, hack.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  61. joe

    Great, now all we need is a wax Chris Brown to smack that talentless boof around a little.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |

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