Belfast Telegraph

Waxwork of singer Rihanna unveiled

Rihanna flashes a leg as her waxwork figure is given a chance to Take A Bow at Madame Tussauds.

The singer, who ruffled feathers last week with her topless prancing as she shot a new video, has been added to the attraction's interactive music zone.

This time Rihanna's top half was safely under cover although the figure was clothed in a daring dress slashed to the thigh.

The outfit is the one she wore during her X Factor performance last year when she duetted with Matt Cardle. During another Rihanna performance in the same edition of the show, she stripped to a bikini, prompting a flurry of complaints to Ofcom.

The waxwork of the Barbadian singer - whose hits include Love The Way You Lie and Umbrella - took four months to complete and cost £150,000 to create. It stands alongside figures of stars such as Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse.

Liz Edwards of Tussauds said: "We are sure she will hit the right note with our guests as demand for her figure has been huge since her appearance on The X Factor 2010."

Rihanna appears on the cover of the November issue of Vogue in a glamorous dress and sporting a blonde bob.

The 23-year-old singer recently enraged a farmer in Northern Ireland for filming sexy scenes for her new video on his land, and sparked controversy for being tied up and taped to the wall with clingfilm in the video to her hit S&M. But she insists her bad girl image is not the real her.

She told Vogue: "That's not me. That's a part I play.

"People want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead... But I just want to make music."


From Belfast Telegraph