Any time we get wind that there’s going to be a grand unveiling of a wax version of a public figure, we all hold our collective breath wondering if it’s going to be a modern masterpiece or the stuff of nightmares. Sorry to all the wax artists out there, but more often than not, those sculptures end up being the latter.
We get it. Sculpting wax is HARD. It seems nearly impossible to take a lump of purified animal fat and turn it into something that looks like a living human — much less a living human we’ve all seen in pictures thousands of times. The effort is admirable, but people are definitely going to make fun of failed attempts. And that’s exactly what people did when the Grevin Wax Museum in Montreal unveiled the latest addition to their plastic-y family: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
On the plus side: the attention to detail is incredible, his iconic wavy locks look great and he’s even wearing fun maple leaf socks. Unfortunately, as Twitter was quick to point out, the face isn’t quite spot on. In fact, many people pointed out that he looked less like the current Prime Minister and more like Sean Penn or Bill Pullman or Steve Carell or any number of people who are not Justin Trudeau.
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) November 22, 2017
Kinda looks like Bill Pullman
— The Dude (@Elduderino_420) November 22, 2017
Looks more like @SteveCarell ?
— Susan Crane (@susan_crane) November 22, 2017
Looks like a drunk Robin Williams.
— Zig Ziggy (@Ziggy1Zig) November 22, 2017
Is that Charlie Sheen? 😬
— Priscilla Du Preez (@AMPRSNDPHOTO) November 22, 2017
— Bold Knight Nanaimo (@BoldKnightNan) November 22, 2017
Trudeau was chosen by a panel to be the museum’s only Canadian addition this year. They already have a gallery of 120 celebs including Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, who was also added this year. The Trudeau sculpture was created by Paris-based artist Eric Saint Chaffray. Head of the museum Kathleen Payette says that the PM will stand next to other wax politicians including his father, Pierre Trudeau, Barack Obama and former Quebec premier Rene Levesque.