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Kylie and her famous rear immortalised in bronze (but its posed by a body double)

Luffy | Friday, November 23, 2007 | 0 comments
Pop star Kylie Minogue - and her famous rear - have been immortalised in bronze in a statue unveiled in her home town Down Under.

The life-size likeness, complete with lace body stocking and high-heels, will stand alongside fellow Australian entertainment greats in a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame at Melbourne's Docklands.

The figure took three months to fashion and was posed for by a waitress whose measurements are almost identical to Kylie's.
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'Ultimate Kylie': The diminutive statue is 5ft high, just like Kylie

It is the work of sculptor Peter Corlett, who said he was inspired by Minogue's Showgirl tour to create a statue representing the "ultimate Kylie" .

He worked with the 39-year-old singer's management and dressmakers in London to get her body measurements, right down to the size of her wrist.

The body double, a dancer from Sydney, was then able to replicate the Minogue pose to help the Australian sculptor produce the final version.
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Spinning around: Sophia James measurements are almost identical to Kylie's

The statue is part of a Variety Entertainers of the Century display.

Mr Corlett is still in negotiations over a similar statue of Melbourne's other famous lady, Dame Edna Everage, whom he would like to place near Kylie on the Walk of Fame.

Waitress Sophia James, 27, said the modelling assignment was "a one-in-a-million opportunity".

She enthused: "I'm a great fan of Kylie.

"When I was younger I always tried to hide my bottom which is quite curvy, like hers.

"I'm glad singers like Kylie and J.Lo have made it fashionable to have some curves."
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Real McCoy: Kylie on a night out in London
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Body double: Sophia posed for the life-size bronze statue
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