Today in Wait, What? — The wax museum that can't get anything right

FP Staff

Oct 26, 2017 18:06:56 IST

This is a story. A comedy of errors of sorts. More errors and less comedy, to be frank.

This is a story about a wax museum in Lima, Peru. A wax museum so bad — it's good.

This is a story about unmatched skill and unprecedented craftsmanship.

The museum came into the public eye recently after a visitor (presumably), tweeted a photograph of Lady Gaga's newest wax statue; unveiled at the Museo de cera de Lima in Peru. The statue was supposed to recreate her iconic meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The creator of the wax statue however, did not have control over his senses, especially his eyes and what we got was a long faced Gaga with straw-like hair and muscular arms. At this point we will stop describing the image and just let you take a look it.

Today in Wait, What? — The wax museum that cant get anything right

There she is: Lady Gaga's statue in a wax museum in Lima, Peru. Image from Twitter/@Q99liveFM.

No no, come back, don't be scared — this isn't some real-life version of that horror classic House of Wax.

Doesn't Lady Gaga looking exactly like she did at the VMAs in the statue (pictorial evidence below — because good journalists always corroborate their information!)?

Lady Gaga at the VMAs-Lady Gaga's wax statue in Lima. Images from Twitter.

Lady Gaga at the VMAs (L) and (R) Lady Gaga's wax statue in Lima. Images from Twitter.

The museum clearly has several skillful wax sculptors on its rolls. If you don't believe us, take a look at some of the other personalities whose likeness they've captured in wax:

Elvis Presley and Miley Cyrus 

Elvis Presley and Miley Cyrus' wax statue in Lima. Images from cosasquepasan.es.

Elvis Presley and Miley Cyrus' wax statue in Lima. Images from cosasquepasan.es.

John Lennon and George Harrison

John Lennon and George Harisson's wax statues in Lima. Images from cosasquepasan.es.

John Lennon and George Harrison's wax statues in Lima. Images from cosasquepasan.es.

Nelson Mandela and Marilyn Monroe

Nelson Mandela and Marilyn Monroe's wax statues. Images from cosasquepasan.es.

Nelson Mandela and Marilyn Monroe's wax statues. Images from cosasquepasan.es.

In our humble opinion, this museum deserves to be a part of the next Seven Wonders of the World. We're sure you agree, no?

Updated Date: Oct 26, 2017 18:27:34 IST