Alicia Keys in awe of waxen look-a-like
June 29th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

Alicia Keys in awe of waxen look-a-like

Madame Tussauds is in the business of making wax figures that resemble their famous counterparts but the job they did on Alicia Keys' statue went so well, the multiple Grammy winner could hardly believe her eyes.

"I actually think it's really, really good!" she told MTV News when she paid the figure a visit at Madame Tussauds New York.

"I was looking close up: It's like my eyebrows are for real, and it's like my eyes are for real, and the bone structure of my chin," Keys goes on, "like, 'Look, that's my chin! That's my jaw!'

The new mom is leaving her mark on another part of NYC as well - the Great White Way.

Keys announced earlier this week that she's co-producing "Stick Fly," a production penned by Lydia R. Diamond about the LeVays, an affluent black family who go to visit their Martha's Vineyard home for a summer weekend. The two LeVay brothers, novelist Kent and plastic surgeon Flip, each bring along a girlfriend to the getaway, one black and one white. As a result, an exploration of class, race and identity ensues in what's being called "a contemporary comedy of manners."

Keys said in a statement announcing her production role, "This is a story that everybody can relate to. I'm passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don't often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house."

The play opens on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in December.

Filed under: Alicia Keys • Celebrities • Music • theater

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  1. charlie crack

    Thats great!! Sign me up....boy let them ask me to pick out the real one.

    June 30, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. daue nelson

    @ muffin: ease up, ok? No need to be insulting. As far as the wax figure, i could name fifty guys right now that would give their life savings for ten minutes with it to see if its anatomically correct.

    June 30, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Muffin

    This doesn't look anything like her, right down to the skin color. What, is everyone a retard here? Go look at
    UFC Champion Chuck Liddell's or Miss World Aishwarya Rai's...those are dead on...not this one, it sucks!

    June 30, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. anita

    I saw Alicia doing another pose with that wax figure on another site and I honestly at first could not tell which was the wax figure. It looks very very good. Who cares about the skin tone. Sometimes Alicia is darker than other times. The sun tends to do that to most of us. Both are very very beautiful.

    June 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. wow

    I have to say- sometimes Madame Tussauds is very off with their celebrity wax figures. They definitely got it right this time. That's a great look-a-like.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TJ

    Come on, they made her too light. I know she's bi-racial but the real one has some dark color.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jen

    OMGG that's so amazing!

    June 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Superhiro

    Seriously... that's probably the most realistic looking wax figure I've ever seen.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lw

    This figure is one of the most life like I've seen. Wow.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • apples

      The wax figure on the left looks nothing like her real body on the right

      June 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • nibbles

      Why must we as afro americans always want to be lighter. That statue needs to be spray painted flat black. We need to embrace our darkyness.

      June 30, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. The Hamburglar

    Robble Robble

    June 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |

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