International icon Ricky Martin will meet his match in Las Vegas, as he unveils his wax figure for Madame Tussauds Orlando on Wed., Nov. 19 at 11:30 am. The figure will then travel to its permanent home Orlando, just in time for the celebrity wax attraction’s spring 2015 grand opening.
Martin, known for hits such as Livin’ La Vida Loca, Cup of Life, She Bangs, and his latest single Adios, is in Las Vegas to perform live at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 20.
“I cannot wait to see my wax figure. It will be so very surreal! It was a wonderful experience to sit for the amazing artists who create these wax figures,” said Ricky Martin. “I feel honored to be inducted into Madame Tussauds, and even more so, that I will be featured in Madame Tussauds Orlando, as Florida has a special place in my heart.”
Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture.
Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and taking more than 500 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.
Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie!