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'Double Act' - Courtney Act officially opens and take PRIDE of place in the new Madame Tussauds Sydney PRIDE zone!

  • Wednesday 1st February 2023
  • Madame Tussauds Sydney, Courtney Act, PRIDE


Drag sensation Courtney Act meets her wax double for the first time, to officially open and take PRIDE of place in the new Madame Tussauds Sydney PRIDE zone!

Australian drag sensation Courtney Act, aka Shane Jenek, came face-to-face with her wax-double for the first time, as she cut the rainbow ribbon to officially open the new Madame Tussauds Sydney PRIDE zone. The multi-talented 40-year-old, global LGBTQIA+ icon and entertainer was joined by special guests and media for the world-first figure reveal and PRIDE zone opening ceremony, ahead of the 45th Sydney Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023.


The perfect representation of Sydney’s WorldPride festival, Courtney’s figure stands front and centre of the Darling Harbour attraction’s interactive space that celebrates love, equality, diversity, and pays homage to Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ community.


“2023 is a non-stop celebration for Sydney-siders and the LGBTQIA+ community! Wax Courtney Act staring in the new PRIDE zone at Madame Tussauds Sydney is a big red, shiny cherry on the top of a glittering cake of a year! "Anyone growing up in my generation thinks of being a Madame Tussauds wax figure as this unrealistic wild and crazy dream. I am incredibly honoured. I think I look uncomfortably unrealistic. It’s so anatomically correct, even capturing my webbed toe and I didn’t know my ass looked that good!” said Courtney Act.

Courtney Act Side By Side

Richard Dilly, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Sydney, commented, “We’re so proud to welcome such a fitting and fabulous leading lady for the launch of our new PRIDE zone, paying homage to Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ community, its struggles, and its achievements! “Courtney is a triple threat, and then some, an internationally celebrated icon, whose advocacy and passion for LGBTQIA+ visibility set the standard, and we can’t wait for guests to come and be inspired by our technicoloured tribute to this absolute Australian force and role model!”

Double Act Courtney Act Alongside Her Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds Sydney 2

The journey of wax Courtney started taking shape, back in February, when a team of eight from Madame Tussauds took over 100 measurements and 300 photographs over a five-hour sitting, to ensure that an identical wax figure of Courtney could be created in the workshop in London.

Courtney Act Facetimes International Drag Queen Friend Bianca Del Rio 2

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