Fans are now able to get up, close and personal with their favourite YouTube couple Zoella and Alfie Deyes who have unveiled their first waxwork figures at Madame Tussauds. The vloggers met the completed wax versions of themselves in London and admitted they were "amazed" by the likeness.
During the big reveal at the iconic central London attraction on 29 September, the vloggers, known as "Zalfie", posed with their waxworks at a private party thrown for their friends and family, including fellow YouTube vloggers Sprinkle Of Glitter and Zoella's brother Joe Sugg. Both Zoella, 25, and Deyes, 22, donated their real-life clothes to the waxworks, which are positioned sitting on a replica of their bed at their shared Brighton home.
The couple, who have been dating for two years, are clearly blown away by the latest landmark in their online careers with Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, tweeting: "This is so surreal & amazing! Immortalised in wax with @pointlessblog," while her boyfriend, also known as Pointless Blog, added: "Just hanging out with myself & two @zozeebo's ha! Thank you so much for making unbelievable things like this possible." He then thanked his managers at talent agency Gleam Futures, adding: "Big love to two of my managers @domsmales & @MaddieChester for all the support over the last few years."
It was announced in April 2015 that Zalfie would be immortalised into wax with Ben Sweet, Madame Tussauds' general manager, saying in a statement: "We are delighted to be working with Alfie and Zoe. It's a first for the attraction and reflects just how huge these YouTube stars are." However, not everyone was supportive of the couple and many are still questioning why internet celebrities warrant such a prestigious accolade.
Watch Zoella announce her Madame Tussauds waxwork figure:
One critic tweeted: "Zoella has a wax work of her in Madame Tussauds so I think it is time that we call an end to this internet thing," while another commented: "Zoella being made into a wax figure is actually ridiculous all she does is sit behind a camera & talk s**t." One stated: "There are probably over 1000 people more deserving of a wax work than Alfie and Zoella, this country has lost the plot."
With Zoella amassing more than 9.2m subscribers on her main YouTube channel and Deyes counting more than 7.1m with both his channels combined, the waxworks will undoubtedly drum up more up than enough visitors with their doting fans rushing to take selfies with the figures.