Award-winning singer JJ Lin unveiled a wax figure of himself and exclaimed, “Wow, my doppelganger!” before proceeding to pose and have fun with it.
On Monday 22 December, the Chinese pop singer from Singapore was the latest celebrity to have his wax figure featured at Madame Tussauds Singapore, joining the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien, singer Stefanie Sun, US pop queen Beyonce and F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and more.
Lin, 33, whose Chinese name is Lin Junjie, has been in the music business for slightly more than 10 years and recently won Best Male Singer at Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards.
The singer-songwriter was stoked as he shared his thoughts about standing next to the wax figure of the king of pop Michael Jackson.
“He has been and will always be someone I look up to. Michael Jackson has inspired me all my life,” he said.
NO EASY FEAT
These iconic wax figures are painstakingly produced and take around three months to create, with more than 250 precise measurements required of the person whose figure is being made.
Even the “head” itself will take four weeks to complete, and each strand of hair is inserted individually by hand.
Lin said of the process: “The most challenging part was keeping the same smile for six hours. As time passes, it’s just the muscle smiling, no longer from the heart.”
Still, he found it “most enjoyable”.
“I wanted to create a familiar and relatable experience for visitors, so I did what I usually do on stage – a pose with the microphone, an image my fans know me by. I am also dressed in my own brand of clothing – SMG – so people may feel closer and more comfortable standing next to me,” he added.
Founded in 1835, Madame Tussauds is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions, with 18 branches located around the world.
Expect an immersive interaction with some of the most famous and popular personalities. Hang out at the A-list party zone with Hong Kong singer-actor Andy Lau, celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, David Beckham and even Singapore’s iconic sitcom character Phua Chu Kang.
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Madame Tussauds Singapore | Address: 40 Imbiah Road, Imbiah Lookout Sentosa | Opening hours: Daily 10am-9pm; last admission at 7.30pm | Tickets: $30 (adult), $20 (child), $27 (senior citizens and students)