[News] Lee Min Ho Becomes Latest Celebrity Made Into Wax Sculpture for Madame Tussauds
Fans of Lee Min Ho in Shanghai will soon be able to come face-to-face with a life-size wax figurine of the actor himself!
Lee Min Ho’s agency reported on August 24, “Lee Min Ho’s wax doll will be exhibited in Shanghai’s Madame Tussaud’s museum. Recently Madame Tussaud’s staff from the U.K. and China visited Korea to take Lee Min Ho’s measurements and to discuss Lee Min Ho’s concept, pose and design.”
Madame Tussaud’s is a famous museum that’s found in a total of 13 major cities including London, New York, Hong Kong, Hollywood and more featuring the life-like wax figurines of various famous individuals.
Some of the most famous individuals to be made into a wax figurine for the museum include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, David Beckham and more.
A representative for Madame Tussaud’s said, “Before we create our wax replicas, we conduct extensive research and surveys. We only select individuals who not only demonstrate potential in their activities but individuals who receive a lot of love, interest and respect from the locals. Lee Min Ho is not only an actor with top popularity but has shown he has the makings of the next generation hallyu star.”
The representative also added on Lee Min Ho’s selection saying, “It’s largely due to the ‘Lee Min Ho fever’ that’s blowing in China. We had countless requests from fans all over the world to create a Lee Min Ho figurine and taking over 6 months to produce, we decided to select Shanghai as the city we would exhibit the repilica.”
For his replica’s creation, Lee Min Ho had to pose smiling for over three hours, which proved a bit painful, as he joked, “I may be smiling but I’m not laughing”, while the figurine’s producers joked, “Since Lee Min Ho is so tall, the cost for the figurine is going to be high.”
Photo Credit: Star Haus Entertainment
A wax figure of Lee Min Ho will be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds Museum
A wax figure of Lee Min Ho will be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds Museum.
On August 24, Starhaus Entertainment, Lee’s agency, says a wax figure of Lee will be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Shanghai, China, in April next year. All staff from the Madame Tussauds Museum in the UK and China have already visited Korea to measure Lee’s body size and discuss about clothing concept and pose design for the wax figure.
The Madame Tussauds Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world, which has a history of a hundred years. It has thirteen branches all around the world in such cities as London, New York, Hong Kong, and Hollywood. Because it only exhibits wax figures of historical and important figures, it’s an honor to be part of the list.
Wax figures of such people as Queen Elizabeth, U.S. President Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and the British soccer star David Beckham have been exhibited at the museum.
A spokesperson for the Madame Tussauds Museum says, “We select local celebrities who are popular and highly respected in the areas. Lee Min Ho is not only one of the most popular actors in Asia but also a big Hallyu star.”
Lee is currently playing the role of Choi Young in SBS TV’s drama series Faith.