KFC's celebrity burger makes Madame Tussauds debut; wax statue 1.5 times bigger than real one

The museum unveiled wax figure of a larger-than-life Zinger burger.

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This isn't your regular burger.
NEW DELHI: After housing the biggest of the superstars, the best of the sportsmen, and the greatest of the historical leaders, Madame Tussauds on Wednesday, in an unexpected reveal, made way for its newest entrant - a burger.

The international wax museum's Delhi attraction unveiled the wax figure of a larger-than-life Zinger burger by KFC, which according to the authorities is no less than a "celeb".

The installed wax burger is "1.5 times bigger" than the edible one, they said.



KFC India's chief marketing officer Moksh Chopra said the brand's Zinger burger deserved to be part of this hall of fame not just because it had emerged as a beloved snack across the globe, but also because it was the first burger to travel to the edge of space.

"While many have wondered if the Zinger is a piece of art or a celeb, all debates are now put to rest with the Zinger asserting its celeb status at Madame Tussauds.

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"Surely this isn't any regular burger. It is the only burger that has travelled to space and has even inspired tattoo artworks for some," Chopra said.


In 2017, as part of a marketing stunt, KFC had sent one of its Zinger burgers as high as the earth's upper atmosphere, where it floated for a few days before retreating back home.

This is also the first time that a wax figure in Madame Tussauds is not of a person, but an item of food.


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"Our endeavour has always been to give a complete and memorable experience to all our visitors. We welcome the Zinger Burger to Madame Tussauds Delhi," Anshul Jain, General Manager, and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd, said.

The museum has housed wax figures of several renowned personalities including cricket icon Kapil Dev, singers Asha Bhosle and Shreya Ghoshal, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and more.

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Here's a look at Indian personalities who've joined international stars and made the museum home.

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A few days ago, superstar Mahesh Babu unveiled his wax statue at Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore. With this, he becomes the second Telugu star to be immortalised with a wax figure.

The 43-year-old actor's statue donned a subtle black suit.


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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the latest celebrity to join the long list of Indian personalities at Madame Tussauds. The 'Barfi' actress's wax statue, unveiled at the NYC museum, sports a red dress and even features a replica of the ring her husband Nick Jonas gave her.

Along with New York, Chopra's statue will also debut at the museum in the UK, Australia and Asia.

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The 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, was the first star from the Indian film industry to get a wax figure at the museum in London. He was also the first living Asian celebrity to feature there.

Later, the 'Piku' star went on to get his wax statues at the Tussauds museums in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Washington DC, San Francisco and New Delhi.

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Actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the first lady to join the array of Indian personalities with a wax sculpture at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London.

The 45-year-old actress got her first statue at the museum in 2004. She went on to get statues at the museum in New York in 2010, and later in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, was honoured with a wax figure at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London in 2012.

Another statue of him was unveiled at the museum in New Delhi in 2017.

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The 'Bhaijaan' of Bollywood, Salman Khan, was rated the world's 7th best looking man by People's Magazine in 2004. Following this, he was honoured with a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 2008.

In 2012, another figure of him was unveiled in New York.

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Actor Varun Dhawan got a wax replica of himself at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong in 2018, making him the youngest Bollywood actor to feature at the museum. The figure sported his iconic 'Disco Deewane' pose from his debut movie 'Student Of The Year'.

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