HONG KONG – Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unveiled a brand new wax figure of the King of Pop – Michael Jackson earlier in the week, in memory of this superstar as his 3rd anniversary approaches next Monday on June 25, 2012. Fans of Michael Jackson were invited to the attraction to create a special tribute to their beloved idol.
The new Michael Jackson wax figure is depicted in the classic performance pose of his “This Is It” tour poster and will be exhibited permanently in the Music Icons zone. This is the 14th Michael Jackson wax figure produced by Madame Tussauds around the world, with only Queen Elizabeth II – who has just celebrated her Diamond Jubilee – being portrayed more often.
Michael Jackson would have been 53 years old to celebrate his new wax figure launch today. As such, a total of 53 beloved fans of Michael Jackson were invited to the attraction for this special memorial event. To commemorate the extremely talented Michael Jackson, fans created the numbers “53” using their personal Michael Jackson CD collection of many years and also his favourite flower – the sunflower, as a special tribute to their idol.
With over 750 million record sales, Michael Jackson was one of the most creative and popular music icons in the industry across the world. Among all the albums of Michael Jackson that were sold, “Thriller” topped the sales chart. The same album remained number one on the ‘Billboard 200’ album chart for 37 weeks, and also a record of 80 consecutive weeks, an equivalent of over 1.5 years, in the Top 10 of the ‘Billboard 200’.
Kelly Mak, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong said, “Michael Jackson is a very unique personality we’ve seen in a long time, this is why we’ve decided to create the second Michael Jackson wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. We’d also like to celebrate the 40 incredible years of Michael Jackson’s amazing career and pay tribute to his superstardom through his wax figure launch.”
Fans from different corners of the world can now visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to see their idol up close, to moonwalk with Michael Jackson, or simply snap photos with this music legend!
About Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a unique celebrity-inspired attraction that connects guests with famous people, famous events and famous times. Featuring six themed areas, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong provides guests with the opportunity to meet their idols and do the things that famous people do!
The attraction features over 100 local and international celebrity wax figures with exciting audiovisual effects and interactive experiences to create truly magical moments for all guests.
Originally opened in August 2000, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is the first permanent Madame Tussauds in Asia and is one of thirteen Madame Tussauds that are located in London, New York, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Washington D.C., Berlin, Hollywood, Bangkok, Vienna, Blackpool and Sydney.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong welcomes guests from 10am to 10pm daily.