One way that any star or celebrity worth their salt knows when they’ve become legends is when Madame Tussauds comes knocking on their door in order to get precise measurements and in order to document every minute detail regarding that actor, actress, political figure or entertainer, so that an exact replica can be recreated and displayed in branches all over the world. Here, in Asia, the Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong presents a unique opportunity to celebrate not only the best of the West, but also the best that Asia has to offer. Recently, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has added a new wing to its galleries, in honor of the Hallyu or Korean Wave, and aside from other celebrities’ figures who are already housed there, they have just recently just announced that popular Korean actor Lee Jong-suk will be seen inside its halls in the near future. Read on to learn more about this story.
Madame Tussauds wax museums, which house and depict cultural icons in all sorts of fields from all over the world, is a spectacle that will never get old. Being asked, therefore, to be one of those to grace the hallowed halls of an international branch of Madame Tussauds is a once in a lifetime honor. It was especially as having a figurine among the likes of Angelina Jolie and Marilyn Monroe, is another testament to a celebrity’s status as an icon and a legend.
Recently, according to the official website of Madame Tussaud’s in Hong Kong, they have opened up a wing which featured K-Wave or Korean (“Hallyu”) Wave stars, which just go to show the great cultural impact that this has had locally and internationally, and is the first of its kind, worldwide.
The wing opened last Apr. 30, 2015, as part of its fifteenth anniversary, and featured stars such as actor Kim Soo-Hyun, TVXQ members Max Changmin, U-Know and Yun-ho, 2PM’s Nickchun Horvejkul, actor Bae Young-Joon, and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon.
However, according to Soompi, the “Doctor Stranger” and “Pinocchio” actor, last Monday, sat down with representatives of Madame Tussaud’s and of the museum’s Hong Kong Branch. He endured a session. It lasted for seven hours, in which they took down his measurements, and took note of every last detail, as he will be having a figure of his own.
According to the report, Lee’s new wax figure will be part of the K-Wave exhibit, and will be displayed next year, in 2016.
According to the representatives of the Hong Kong branch, they chose the actor to join other Korean Wave stars as he is not only popular in Korea, but in China and Japan as well.
Do you agree with the representatives of Madame Tussaud’s Hong Kong branch? Who else would you like to see displayed in the K-Wave wing of the museum? Will you go and visit Lee Jong-suk’s wax figure? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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