• Madame Tussauds honoring Aaliyah with wax figure

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LAS VEGAS -

    The late singer Aaliyah will be honored nearly 18 years after her death in the form of a wax figure.

    Billboard reported that Madame Tussauds Las Vegas announced in a video narrated by Aaliyah's brother Rashad Haughton that the musician will be commemorated as a wax figure in the museum's throwback room.

    Aaliyah died at age 22 in a plane crash on August 25, 2001. She was heading back to the US after shooting the music video for "Rock the Boat" in the Bahamas.

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    As part of the unveiling, MTLV is holding a contest in which fans can get tickets to the VIP launch party. 

    To participate in the #ShowUsYourAaliyah contest, US residents 21 and up must download the Aaliyah Aapp and share a photo or video their best look inspired by the singer using #ShowUsYourAaliyah on the app and on Instagram.

    The contest ends Aug. 11 at 11 p.m. Pacific time and winners will be chosen Aug. 12. Ten winners will be chosen and will get two tickets to the VIP Aaliyah figure launch event at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, two commemorative T-shirts and two complementary drinks per person at The Hangover Bar at the museum.

    More information is at the Madam Tussauds website.

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