Some were quick to question what went into making the figure and how much it doesn’t look like the singer.
Previous wax figures Madame Tussauds has created of Beyonce bared more resemblance to the star, particularly the first one created in 2004, with which Beyonce herself posed.
In 2014, Madame Tussauds replicated a tour outfit of Beyonce, complete with her iconic hand-on-hip pose, and displayed it at London’s Regent’s Park.
Spin reported that Madame Tussauds New York responded to questions about the latest Beyonce figure with the following statement:
"At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted. Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage."