Vidal does a double take, then waxes lyrical

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 July, 2007, 12:00am

Canto-pop singer Janice Vidal (aka Wei Lan) has finally met her wax likeness at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

At a launch ceremony at the Peak, Vidal said she was surprised the model was so detailed that it bore details such as her tattoos and her trademark nose stud. 'It looked 99 per cent like me. I'm very happy with the result.'

She said she had been concerned that the figure wouldn't represent her at her best because it was made after her debut concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum in March, when she had put on some weight.

'It looks slim, which is how I look right now.' Vidal said, explaining that she had recently lost 7kg in a month.

The wax figure was modelled on Vidal at her concert, wearing a green ballerina outfit. When visitors press a button, Vidal's hit single Do You Know? plays and the figure spins like a doll in a music box.

Vidal said it was her first visit to the wax museum and she also wanted to take a look at the model of her boss, Leon Lai Ming.

There have been debates in local online forums about whether a model of Vidal is worthy of inclusion in the Madame Tussauds collection and whether it may diminish figures such as Sun Yat-sen, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and astronaut Yang Liwei, waxworks of whom were recently installed in the museum.