Cheryl Cole has officially made it. Madame Tussauds has deemed her worthy of her own waxwork, for foreign tourists to come and stand near and say, 'Oh look, it looks a lot like Cheryl Cole. See how close I am standing to Cheryl Cole? This is what it would probably be like if we were real life, actual friends, except she would probably talk and occasionally change her clothes and wouldn't smell like candles'.

Cheryl Cole and her Madame Tussaud's waxwork

Cheryl, whose newly died hair has basically made a mockery of the waxwork, which still has 'old school Cheryl' hair, got her legs out to unveil the creepy statue in London today. Apparently the look is based on something she wore at the 2008 Fashion Relief show at London Fashion Week. So there you go.

Cheryl Cole on the catwalk

What is the appeal of Madame Tussauds? People have really good TVs these days, so they essentially know what celebrities look like. Is it for people who want to know what celebrities would look like if they'd recently died and been instantly embalmed? Or for people who want to pass off photos with the statues as photos of them with the actual celebrities, explaining that they weren't looking at the camera because they were unfortunately experiencing a small embolism? Yes, that's probably what it is.

Cheryl Cole and a waxwork, yesterday

If somebody made a waxwork of you, which bit would you touch first?