No one can argue that wax models are fun. Who wouldn’t like a selfie with the life-like Queen Beyoncé or ex-President Barack Obama? But there’s one wax museum that beats its own purpose—the waxworks are such a far cry from the truth, you may need a second (and a third) guess.

Louis Tussaud's House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk has achieved cult status with tourists flocking from all over the world to see the infamous monstrosities. From Victoria Beckham looking like a full-blown Karen waiting to see a manager, to Prince Charles ready to hit a drag lip-sync battle, the misshapen models give a whole new perspective on what the waxwork could be. It could be anything. So let's have a look at some of the worst works down below.

#1

Boy George

Boy George

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

This one is actually decent.

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#2

Prince William

Prince William

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Madison Lam
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2 months ago

His eyes...

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#3

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

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MsM
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2 months ago

I've bean traumatized.

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The owners, Jane and Peter Hayes, closed the attraction in October 2012 after running it for half a century. The pieces were sold to a secret Czech collector who surely has unique taste. Jane, 83, told Mirror that “all the models and machines and frames were sold in one go.” But the woman doesn’t know who the chap was.

Peter, who ran the museum for 57 years, admitted in 2008 that the models became so old they were no longer lifelike. According to Dailymail, each figure cost around $1,245 to make. The auction estimated that the whole collection was worth up to $14,943, but it’s not clear for how much it was sold to the buyer.

#4

The Queen

The Queen

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Frida Ohlson
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2 months ago

She looks like Alec Baldwin!

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#5

David And Victoria Beckham

David And Victoria Beckham

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Jill
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2 months ago

She looks more like she has been recycled from Absolutely Fablulous. Basically Edina with her hair cut short.

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#6

Mussolini

Mussolini

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Looks like his face is melting.

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Named after the great-grandson of Madame Tussaud, the museum was located on Regent Road. According to the BBC, it employed three full-time staff members in addition to the Hayeses. People on Trip Advisor expressed their disappointment with the museum’s closure. “It will be sorely missed,” said one user. The other one called it a “sad loss” and said that “Yarmouth will never be the same...”

#7

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

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Caroline
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2 months ago

Compared to the others, she's not that bad.

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#8

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Tiggy Darling
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2 months ago

The chances are it looked like him at some point.

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#9

The Beatles

The Beatles

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AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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2 months ago

These look like they would be mannequins in a horror movie

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#10

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

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MsM
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2 months ago

Looks like George Hamilton to me.

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#11

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

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Mr Red
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2 months ago

Looking at the color of his face and neck it seems like he adviced the president of the USA on make-up.

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#12

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

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Steve Bowman
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2 months ago

Nicolas Cage!

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#13

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

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desert29rat
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2 months ago

No it isn't.

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#14

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

This Elvis wouldn’t even be eligible to compete in an Elvis lookalike contest.

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#15

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

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COHEN SURBAUGH
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2 months ago

She loooks dead

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#16

Pope John Paul 2nd

Pope John Paul 2nd

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KKpp
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2 months ago

Jean-Luc Popecard

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#17

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

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djinnjeannie
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2 months ago

With most of these you can see a very tiny similarity at least in some features/hairstyle but this one is insanely bad

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#18

John Major

John Major

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FreckledFox
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2 months ago

Maybe Matthew Broderick?

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#19

Michael Owen

Michael Owen

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Liam Weiss
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2 months ago

The face of the Stoned and the Waxed

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Note: this post originally had 37 images. It’s been shortened to the top 19 images based on user votes.