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We admit we momentarily freaked out when we saw this odd photo of One Direction cutie (aka Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend) Harry Styles. What are they doing to his poor face?

The mussy-haired It Boy is pictured sitting calmly in a chair as five different hands poke and prod him with scary-looking metall instruments. We’re most disturbed by those pinchers clamped down on Harry’s nose. Ow.

So what’s going on here? Has Harry stumbled into some sort of a medical lab? Was he unknowingly enlisted for a top secret experimental research project? Is he an alien?

Hardly. As it turns out, the One Direction singer is simply getting measurements taken for his very own Madame Tussaud’s wax figure.

On March 11, Madame Tussauds announced that it plans to immortalize all five members of One Direction. 1D’s lifelike wax alter-egos will be part of a traveling exhibit that will debut in London on April 18, and then make its way to New York from July 19 to October 11, 2013.

Start planning your summer vacations accordingly. You wouldn’t want to miss a chance at meeting a life-size wax version of Harry Styles, now would you? Of course not.

Source: Madame Tussauds