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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4 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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4 months ago

His eyes...

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#3

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

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MsM
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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 months ago

The chances are it looked like him at some point.

Koalamonster
Community Member
4 months ago

for a couple hours.

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MsM
Community Member
4 months ago

...You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know...

Mark
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I slightly more "manly" version of a younger Nichelle Nichols!

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
4 months ago

*Nichelle-and no

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COHEN SURBAUGH
Community Member
4 months ago

lol

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
4 months ago

Just looks like an attractive middle aged black woman to me...

ShadyMcshaderson
Community Member
4 months ago

This is a disgrace

Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope

Kat Khatib
Community Member
4 months ago

Love the James Brown wig.

Lorena Magee
Community Member
6 hours ago

Too dark and nose it not pointy enough. Lol

Lauren Ashworth
Community Member
3 months ago

Umm, no!

Nurse Bambi
Community Member
3 months ago

Before or after surgery #79

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

Incorrect

Diana Rodriguez
Community Member
4 months ago

It Phyllis Diller!

Abinico Arts
Community Member
4 months ago

Spot on!

Mary Barry
Community Member
4 months ago

This is actually an improvement!

Josey Griffin
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s horrible

Lyran 28
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks like he just espied another little fan

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
4 months ago

Everything is wrong about this wax figure...

nala simba
Community Member
4 months ago

Shirley Bassey?

Floriton Locq
Community Member
4 months ago

the most accurate one :)

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
4 months ago

Which nose job was this?

Debbie Archimedes
Community Member
4 months ago

Michele maybe?

Leslea Freeman
Community Member
4 months ago

Bahaha!

Elsie Collins
Community Member
4 months ago

NOPE!!! THIS SCULPTOR MUST BE AN AMATEUR!!

Narunaru
Community Member
4 months ago

Are you guys sure this isn't Prince? lol

Jim Ellington
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks more like the "original" Michael Jackson than Michael Jackson did for his final three decades or so.

Anagram margana
Community Member
4 months ago

The person who created this mistook Prince for MJ

Max L.
Community Member
4 months ago

Had he look like this, he would have been more happy I think

glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

What's up with the lazy eye?

Jo B. Ventura Gurule
Community Member
4 months ago

OH MY GOD!! Really ugly and goofy!

Donna Lucille
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a Hindu prince.

JJM
Community Member
4 months ago

Remove his nose and there's Michael!!!!!

Mel Jenkins
Community Member
4 months ago

He may not be MJ but who ever this guy is, I guarantee you he is not a pedophile in my books.

Mary Mulrooney
Community Member
4 months ago

Cross Michael with Prince maybe.

Anna roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh he@@ no

Sue Knerl
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope

NomNomaSourus
Community Member
4 months ago

how dare they!!! >:(

JuJu
Community Member
4 months ago

hee hee

mickey
Community Member
4 months ago

the nose though...

Paula Swanson
Community Member
4 months ago

They aren't even trying

MARY ANN Hannah
Community Member
4 months ago

a whole mess

Teresa Groth
Community Member
4 months ago

Well I again say this is one of the better ones!

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#9

The Beatles

The Beatles

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AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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4 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
Community Member
4 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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4 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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4 months ago

Nicolas Cage!

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#13

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

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desert29rat
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4 months ago

No it isn't.

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#14

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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4 months ago

Jean-Luc Popecard

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#17

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

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djinnjeannie
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4 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
Community Member
4 months ago

Maybe Matthew Broderick?

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#19

Michael Owen

Michael Owen

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Liam Weiss
Community Member
4 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.