“Being part of the process with Madame Tussauds has been a wonderful experience,” said Martin. “I am truly amazed at the great job they’ve done to make the figure as authentic as possible,” Ricky commented while posing beside his wax double.
Martin told reporters it took 3 1/2 hours for designers to take photos and measurements for the wax figure.
“You guys are very precise, very particular,” he told the Madame Tussauds sculptors. “It was really amazing. Look at the teeth, the nose.”
The statue is wearing the same suit as the singer in his latest video “Adiós”, and will be taken to the city of Orlando where it will join the permanent exhibit. Fans will be able to visit the Florida museum as soon as next Spring 2015.
Martin is in Las Vegas for tonight’s (Nov. 20, 2014) Latin Grammys.