World's worst wax creations under hammer

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London , Jan 19: Even as people throng to take a glimpse of the recently added Salman Khan's wax statue in Madame Tussaud's museum, some waxworks have the privilege or rather disprivilege to go under hammer for being the world's 'worst wax creations'.

The disembodied heads will be auctioned on February 12 with a guide price of 50 pounds to 80 pounds each, the Daily Mail reported. Some 150-plus figures are, in almost every case, remarkable for how little they look like their subjects, and the list includes famous names like Prince Charles and Diana.

While some waxworks are nearly doppelgangers of famous faces, others have left people struggling to guess who exactly they are meant to be.

Prince Charles' so-called likeness bears a passing resemblance to the royal, thanks to his distinctive nose and bushy brown hair - albeit looking a few decades younger.

Nonetheless, the museum - run by Peter Hayes, 80, for half a century, and named after Madame Tussaud's great grandson - has attracted a legion of connoisseurs. ''What puzzles me is why people buy them and what they do with them. But I suppose it's not the sort of thing you get up for sale every day,'' he said.

However, while the identity of Prince Charles and Travolta's waxworks are more obvious, a host of TV presenters and former footballers are unrecognisable.

''Some of them are too old and they do not resemble their subjects any more and obviously some visitors are far too young to remember them,'' he said.


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