Dannii Minogue was today introduced to her double in Australia’s first ever side-by-side wax figure reveal.

The Australia’s Got Talent and X Factor UK judge said she was appreciative of the many hours of hand-crafted work that has gone into her figure.

“This is real artistry. I’m just astounded by the accuracy, fine detail and remarkable likeness,” she said.

“This is such an incredible experience for me as it was a moment in time that holds such special memories when Kris and I had just announced my pregnancy.

“I can’t wait for my family, friends and everyone to come to the Sydney attraction and see ‘me’ up close.”

It took over 800 hours and 60 of Madame Tussauds’ sculptors and artists to handcraft Minogue’s wax figure. Using techniques perfected over the 250 year tradition of Madame Tussauds, quite literally hundreds of the singer’s measurements were meticulously taken, including the width of her eyes, the length of her fingers and breadth of her face, with each individual hair – including the eyebrows – inserted strand-by-strand.

Adorning the same outfit Minogue wore when she had announced her pregnancy at the National Television Awards in the UK in 2010, her wax figure is dressed in a full skirted vintage black and white prom dress with towering scarlet red shoes.

“To see Dannii’s reaction as she saw herself in wax for the first time was absolutely priceless and now I just can’t wait for the reaction of her fans” said Madame Tussauds Sydney spokeswoman Kristy Enright.

“It really goes to show the value of investment from Dannii herself to the painstaking hours invested by our sculptors. We’re thrilled to be able to announce that such a renowned and iconic personality will be joining our star studded line up at Madame Tussauds Sydney.”

Opening in May 2012 in Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, Madame Tussauds Sydney is the first of its kind to arrive on Australian shores.

The attraction will feature an all-star cast of over 70 figures, including some of Australia’s home-grown legends and, the world’s best known A-list celebrities, as well as sports heroes, rock legends, world leaders and many more.

Dannii Minogue will be joining Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Ray Meagher and Amanda Keller as well as rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp.

Madame Tussauds Sydney is the 13th Madame Tussauds in the world and the fifth in Asia Pacific – joining its highly successful sister attractions in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok.

To find out more about Madame Tussauds, visit: www.madametussauds.com/sydney

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