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Whitney Houston wax figures unveiled at Madam Tussauds

The four Whitney Houston wax figures on display at Madam Tussauds, New York Photo: Reuters

Whitney Houston has been immortalised in four different waxwork figures, unveiled at Madam Tussauds in New York.

Costing $1.2 million, it is the first time in 200 hundred years the museum has created so many figures on the same subject, reports People Magazine.

Las Vegas Whitney, was Cissy's favourite Credit: Reuters

The waxworks were created in London, but will be displayed in four different cities across America.

Houston performing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is going to Washington D.C, her 1992 appearance in the film The Bodyguard will be displayed in Hollywood, Las Vegas will show the young Houston as shown in her 1988 video "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and New York will exhibit a more recent likeness, from a 2009 photo shoot.

Her mother Cissy, brother Gary and former manager Pat were at the unveiling. Cissy would not pose with the replicas of her daughter, but said she thought they were a very beautiful tribute.

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After the reveal Cissy thanked Madame Tussauds:

Thank you so much for honouring my daughter, who was my life actually. I have two wonderful sons, who I love dearly, but my baby was my baby, you know how that is mothers.

Cissy said she preferred the wax figures showing her daughter as a younger woman: she said the model from her "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" video was her favourite, followed by the figure showing her appearance at the 1991 Super Bowl.

Washington Whitney was praised by Cissy for capturing her daughter's beauty, Credit: Reuters