Moss immortalised in gold

NEW YORK: A solid gold statue of supermodel Kate Moss is to go on display at the British Museum in October this year.

The sculpture, crafted by artist Marc Quinn, has been valued at $2.8 million, reports

Quinn says he chose Moss because she was the closest model to human perfection he could find.

“I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who is the ideal beauty at the moment. But even Kate Moss does not live up to the image,” Quinn said.

Tipping the scales at 50 kg, it is believed to be the largest gold statue built since the time of ancient Egypt.

Meanwhile, Moss has said says breast implants are “awful” but admits she might change her mind when she gets old.

Moss, 34, decided against breast surgery after some of her friends had a bad experience with the surgery, reports She said, “I think they are awful. So many of my friends have had them, and they’ve gone wrong. One moved up sort of near her shoulder. I’m not into them. I mean, if I got all saggy, like the sacks some women have after they have

children, I’d have them done.” Recently she bared all for a magazine.