Dannii Minogue"s "pregnant" wax figure unveiled in Australia


'This is where the little bump was!' Dannii Minogue's 'pregnant' wax figure unveiled in Australia

The unveiling of a Madame Tussaud's wax figure is always a special honour for a celebrity.

But the unveiling of Dannii Minogue's in Melbourne today was even more emotional for the former X Factor judge, whose double is modelled on an appearance she made shortly after announcing her pregnancy.

The 40-year-old posed with her wax figure at the event Down Under, and told photographers as she patted the stomach: 'This is where the little bump was inside!'

You look familiar: Dannii Minogue poses with her wax figure at the unveiling today in Melbourne

You look familiar: Dannii Minogue poses with her wax figure at the unveiling today in Melbourne

'This is where the little bump was': Minogue's doppelganger was modelled on an appearance in January 2010 shortly after she announced her pregnancy

'This is where the little bump was': Minogue's doppelganger was modelled on an appearance in January 2010 shortly after she announced her pregnancy

The wax figure was created from
Dannii's appearance at the National Television Awards in London in
January 2010, when she was three months into her pregnancy with son
Ethan, now 19 months.

She
was wearing a black and white striped prom-style dress with bright red
heels – but her bouffant bob hairstyle is a little outdated next to 2012
Dannii – who is now sporting a gamine crop.

'This
is such an incredible experience for me as it was a moment in time that
holds such special memories when Kris and I had just announced my
pregnancy,' Dannii told reporters in Melbourne.

'Special memories': The former X Factor judge wore the outfit to the National Televiision Awards in January 2010

'Special memories': The former X Factor judge wore the outfit to the National Televiision Awards in January 2010

'Special memories': The former X Factor judge wore the outfit to the National Television Awards in January 2010

Coming soon: Dannii will be one of 70 Australian stars to feature in the new Madame Tussauds opening in Sydney in May

Coming soon: Dannii will be one of 70 Australian stars to feature in the new Madame Tussauds opening in Sydney in May

2012 Dannii: the current Miss Minogue sports a gamine crop and is mother to 19-month-old Ethan

2012 Dannii: the current Miss Minogue sports a gamine crop and is mother to 19-month-old Ethan

'I’m astonished by the accuracy, fine detail and remarkable likeness.'

It took 800 hours and 60
sculptors to create the wax figure, which will be one of 70 Australian
and international stars to feature at the new Madame Tussaud's opening
in Sydney in May.

Other
celebrities to be immortalised at the attraction Down Under include
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp.

Miss Minogue wore a sleek gold bodycon dress to the unveiling.

The frock hugged her curves and featured embellishment and a faint hounds tooth pattern.

Dannii accessorised with gold satin heels and simple jewellery.

She tweeted fro the unveiling: 'I always say I need two of me!'

The talent show judge last week commenced filming of the new season of Australia's Got Talent.