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Kim Kardashian cuts a waxy figure

2010-07-02 06:01:28 GMT2010-07-02 14:01:28 (Beijing Time)

Reality television star Kim Kardashian says there's nothing wrong with being famous for being famous, as she's immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds.

Kim Kardashian fans were seeing double at Madame Tussauds in New York City, as the reality television star unveiled her new wax figure.

At times it was hard to spot the difference between the "Keeping up with the Kardashians" star and the incredibly lifelike wax figurine, as the pair posed for photos.

"It is amazing, it's seriously a dream come true, just to even be at this museum amongst all these amazing people. When I saw her for the first time, it's pretty surreal."

The 29-year-old spent more than an hour with a team of studio artists, who took hundreds of measurements and photographs to ensure her eye colour, hair and skin tone were exact.

Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner says the wax likeness was remarkable.

"Gorgeous. I mean it's exact, the eyes, the skin tone, even her little wrinkles in her little hands and her fingers, it's perfect. It's kind of freaky.. I'm getting a little attached. She's kind of cute."

With her reality show grabbing nearly five million viewers during it's fourth season, Madame Tussauds says including Kardashian was a no-brainer.

"You know reality stars are it today. It's everywhere. Turn on the television, every single show is a reality star television show and I think Kim is sort of at the epitome of it, 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' keeps me amused and I'm sure it keeps other people entertained as well."

Amid a culture that seems increasingly obsessed with celebrity, Kardashian hit back at those who suggest she's simply famous for, well, being famous.

"Well I mean, that statement, I don't think that's a negative statement. People do say that. // You just kind of have to laugh because they clearly don't know anything about me or pay attention to what I really do."

Gemma Haines, Reuters, New York.

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