10 JANUARY 2007

When it looked like things couldn't get any better for pop princess Kylie Minogue, the singer has added yet another accolade to her list of achievements. The diminutive chart topper has been honoured with her fourth waxwork at Madame Tussauds - an achievement only bettered by the Queen, who has had an incredible 22 waxworks made of her.

In her latest incarnation the singer sits posed in a red, sequinned dress wearing her hallmark show-stopping smile. And, appropriately, coming hot on the heels of the chanteuse's launch of her first fragrance, the waxwork is the museum's first scented figure, wearing the singer's signature perfume Darling.

The Madame Tussauds tribute comes as the current, tremendously successful leg of her Showgirl Homecoming tour comes to a close. Kylie performed to sell-out crowds for her six concerts in Wembley Arena, receiving rave reviews for the show, and has scheduled a futher six concerts in Manchester.

However, for those who missed the chance to see her in person, all is not lost. In a further confirmation of the affection in which she is held, London's Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting an exhibition of Kylie memorabilia from February 8-June 10, featuring costumes, accessories, photographs, sound and video. Fans will be able to check out the mechanics overalls she wore as Charlene from Neighbours, as well as the legendary gold lame hotpants that she donned for the Spinning Around video.

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Kylie's latest wax likeness is the first scented figure to be displayed by Madame Tussauds Photo: © Empics
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Kylie had every reason to look pleased as she left her Chelsea home for her last London show on Tuesday. The series of concerts has proved an enormous success, leading to the announcement of more gigs in Manchester