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Friday, 17 December, 1999, 07:16 GMT
Spice Girls see double

Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby at the Rock Circus Seeing double: Mel G, Victoria, Mel C and Emma

The Spice Girls became the first pop band to be modelled as a group since The Beatles in 1964 when they unveiled their waxwork doubles at London's Rock Circus.

Me G and Victoria Beckham Scary and Posh: Mel G was "spooked" by her lookalike
"I'm a bit spooked by it," admitted Mel G as she and the girls lifted the wraps on their lookalikes at the Rock Circus in London's Trocadero.

The display is the result of six months of work by Madame Tussaud's artists - each of the models costing an estimated 35,000.

Mel G's, which was made shortly after she became a mum, was slightly fuller around the bottom than the real thing.

"It was bigger when I had it done," she said. "Anyone that comes to see it, check out Mel's behind," bandmate Mel C added.

Sport Spice, Mel C Mel C getting measured up
Posh Spice's lookalike is the only model not smiling - she opted for a pout and a sideways glance which Victoria Beckham herself recreated perfectly as she stood beside it.

But she showed she did not take it too seriously by taking a peek down the dummy's top - one of the outfits worn for the band's world tour - to check all was in order.

Mel C's seven tattoos have been faithfully reproduced on her wax alter-ego.

Though during one sitting, when asked by a sculptor if there was anything she would like him to change, she suggested: "I'd like bigger bosoms."

Mel C, who recently changed her image to mark the launch of her solo career was the last of the remaining four Spice Girls to attend a sitting for the wax models.

Spice of life

The pop music sensations of the late 1990s are currently performing their first live shows in more than a year.

Victoria Beckham with friends Elton John and David Furnish Slimmed-down: Posh with Elton John and his partner David Furnish
Recent Spice Girl activity has included Scary Spice Mel G speaking of a last-ditch attempt to save her tempestuous marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

Meanwhile Posh Spice Victoria Beckham's new slimmed-down figure - just months after giving birth to Brooklyn - sparked rumours of an eating disorder, which she fervently denied.

Sporty Spice Mel C's image change, to launch her solo album Northern Star, included cutting her hair short and gaining a new tattoo of a dragon the length of her right calf.

Baby Spice Emma Bunton, meanwhile, took on former colleague Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell for the number one chart slot with her solo venture with Tin Tin Out - and lost.

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