International superstar Ricky Martin was on site at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to introduce his brand new wax figure to the world. Martin’s figure will eventually travel to its permanent home Orlando, just in time for the celebrity wax attraction’s spring 2015 grand opening.
Known for hits such as Livin’ La Vida Loca, She Bangs, and his latest single Adios, Martin is in Las Vegas to perform live at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 20. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide and certified platinum more than 95 times in over 20 countries. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and critically acclaimed Broadway star.
“It was such an incredible experience to take part in the Madame Tussauds process,” said Ricky Martin. “I’m truly amazed at how much work has gone into making this figure as authentic as possible.”
Martin personally selected the clothing his figure is wearing. The ensemble comes from the wardrobe of Martin’s latest world tour.
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 canshake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob