On the heels of scoring the second goal for FC Barcelona and capturing the team’s 28th Copa del Rey victory title, Neymar Jr. Has come face to face with his new Madame Tussauds wax figure. The world-famous Brazilian footballer met his wax figure this week at a private unveiling at FC Barcelona’s training ground The new figure will travel to its permanent home, in Madame Tussauds Orlando in Orlando this summer.
Neymar jr was very involved with the creation of his figure and met with Madame Tussauds artists to have measurements taken in Barcelona. He chose the figure’s pose to reflect his goal celebration from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which he called “the most important moment of my career.” He scored four goals for Brazil until he was sidelined by an injury that forced him to miss the rest of the tournament.
The figure is outfitted in a Brazilian national team kit donated by the soccer star himself.
“I’m looking at my twin brother! “It’s one thing to experience a goal and the excitement that comes with it, but it’s something else entirely to see a part of my career history reflected in wax.”
“It is truly an honor to have such an important moment of my life captured in wax by the amazing team at Madame Tussauds, “I cannot wait for my fans all over the world to meet my wax twin in Orlando!”