In a tale of wax and wane, Dwayne Johnson’s latest wax figure, unveiled at the Grevin Museum in Paris on October 16, has become a subject of perplexed amusement for fans and critics alike. The iconic actor and former professional wrestler, widely known as “The Rock,” was immortalized in wax with meticulous attention to detail – from his bulging biceps, tattoos, to his signature bald head. However, despite the painstaking craftsmanship that went into creating the statue, fans couldn’t shake the feeling that something about the figure was slightly “off.”
The waxwork, portraying Johnson with his arms crossed and dressed in a blue collared shirt and navy blue trousers – an outfit reminiscent of his personal style – drew a line of fans who eagerly queued up for photographs. The Grevin Museum, delighted by the anticipation, shared images of the lifelike figure on their official Instagram page. It was then that the comments section came alive with a flurry of observations from fans who couldn’t resist a good-natured jest.
One lighthearted comment read, “Yikes! That is not the Rock, maybe his stuntman lol,” while another quipped, “I’m so sorry, guys, but the Rock looks like he got food poisoning.” The humor was undeniable, but the critique also took on a more serious note, as one commentator highlighted the discrepancy in quality. They noted, “Not one of your best, guys – considering the quality of the rest of the museum, there’s something not right about the sculpt on this.”
While the waxwork of Dwayne Johnson might have raised a few eyebrows in Paris, he isn’t the only celebrity to have experienced the honor of being recreated in wax this year. In July, Madame Tussauds, the renowned wax figure museum, unveiled seven lifelike wax figures of Harry Styles, the former One Direction heartthrob. These statues are now showcased in Madame Tussauds museums across the globe, from London to New York, Hollywood, Amsterdam, Berlin, Singapore, and Sydney. Each statue thoughtfully captures Styles in some of his most memorable and fashionable outfits.
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In another interesting twist in the world of professional wrestling, John Cena, a fellow WWE superstar turned actor, recently issued a public apology to Dwayne Johnson. Cena confessed to having criticized Johnson in the past for his transition from WWE wrestling to a highly successful acting career.
“I went about it the wrong way,” Cena admitted. “I violated his trust and I made allegations about his perspective that I knew nothing about. And deep down, I was a fan. I wanted The Rock back [in WWE]. I wanted to do anything to get The Rock back, but I did it the wrong way.”
The unveiling of Dwayne Johnson’s waxwork may not have been without its humorous twist, but it undoubtedly adds a touch of intrigue to the Parisian museum scene. Wax and wane, as they say.