- Title: FRANCE: Wax statue of Lebanese pop singer Mika unveiled at Grevin Wax Museum
- Date: 8th December 2010
- Summary: STAGE OF GREVIN MUSEUM THEATRE
- Embargoed: 23rd December 2010 12:00
- Location: France, Lebanon
- Country: Lebanon France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz
- Reuters ID: LVA6MC6TKJUC0VQK8C6KAOVFEO22
- Story Text: British-Lebanese pop singer Mika, best known for chart-topping global hits "Grace Kelly" and "Love Today" and his showy onstage persona, met another Mika at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris on Monday evening (December 6).
Mika was beside himself after seeing his wax body double, which was unveiled on stage to an appreciative audience of fans and onlookers while Mika's most popular hits played in the background.
"It's almost wrong, it's an amazing feeling, I feel very, very honored. I think that if I had to choose anywhere in the world where I could have a double in, it would be in this place. It's so full of oddness and it's so full of old magic from the 1900s. It's a really big honor to be here," the pop star told Reuters TV about his statue sharing the same museum with some of the biggest names in pop culture like George Clooney and Michael Jackson.
Striking poses beside his body double, Mika expressed that at first it was unnerving to see his likeness in wax form, commenting that there were little details he didn't quite agree with.
"It's very strange to look at yourself, you realize things that you never thought were real. I always thought I was shorter, and I always thought that my nose didn't stick out as much. But I can't lie, it's all done with 3D mapping and so they tell the truth, I just have to live with it," added Mika in good humor.
The pop star's wax double nonetheless captures his flamboyant and often risque personality, which he is especially well-known for by fans.
"Mika often takes very particular poses, he loves to play around a little, especially with unusual positions, I really love it," said Claude Veltz, who sculpted Mika's wax statue.
Also adorning the statue were various trinkets of personal importance to the pop star, including a necklace from his sister and a colorful Indian feather hat.
Mika's second album "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" was released in 2009. Mika is currently on tour in Europe.
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