Current Los Angeles Lakers NBA player Jeremy Lin was in San Francisco with his Mom on Thursday, August 21st, to see himself honored and immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds SF. From the press release I received from the museum:
“The creation of the figure was a very precise process that Jeremy was happily involved with. The Madame Tussauds studio artists take great pride in their works of art and strive to achieve complete accuracy with each figure. The studio team used photographs and captured over 200 exact measurements of Jeremy Lin’s body and face to replicate the NBA player. Details are abundant as every hair on the figure was carefully inserted by hand individually by a studio artist. In total, it took a team of more than 20 studio artists to complete the amazing figure in just over four months … “We are thrilled to have Jeremy Lin participate in the unveiling of his figure,” commented Adrea Gibbs, General Manager for Madame Tussauds San Francisco. Adrea further said, “Jeremy is an incredible athlete and encouraging role model for other young athletes, particularly in the bay area. We are so excited to share his figure with the public and no longer hold the best kept secret in San Francisco.”“
I’ve never been to a Madame Tussauds since it always seems like a very touristy thing to do, but I might have to make an exception the next time I’m in the area.