I don’t really understand why you would loathe a statue of the Blessed Virgin. St. Bernadette was consulted extensively about what the apparitions that she had seen looked like by many different people. Her descriptions were constant and extremely clear. Yet when the initial statue was finished Bernadette made no concessions at all. She clearly said that it did not look at all like the Virgin. In her own words “No it is not her” Not in any way except for the color of the clothing. It is interesting though that the apparition that Bernadette saw seemed to her to be that of a very young and very small girl, probably still in her teens.
As far as the Rosary that was held, Bernadette said the Virgin was holding one, but did not move her lips as Bernadette prayed hers, but merely moved the beads through her fingers. She did however, apparently bow her head at the names of Jesus, the Holy Ghost and the Father. Her failure to mouth the prayers was one of the reasons she, Bernadette was initially suspicious and afraid of the apparition as she could not understand why the prayers were omitted
Of course Bernadette did not even know who the apparition was until the 16th vision when the Virgin identified herself as the Immaculate Conception, a term that Bernadette had apparently never heard and which had only recently been declared by the Pope. Prior to that Bernadette had merely referred to the apparition as “Aquero” which in her dialect meant roughly" That Thing".
I don’t think religious statues of this type, are made to be literal representations of what a person looked like. In fact in the case of Our Lady of Lourdes, the artist failed miserably to capture in any way how she looked even though he tried his best to accurately represent what Bernadette told him. No, I think they are meant to be aids in helping us to focus on a certain devotion, or thought or prayer.