On November 23, Zendaya returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to unveil two brand new wax figures from Madame Tussauds. Styled to reflect Zendaya’s appearances at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards and the 2014 BMI Hip Hop R&B Awards, one figure will remain in Madame Tussauds San Francisco, while the other will be featured at Madame Tussauds Orlando. Zendaya is best known for her starring role as K.C. Cooper in Disney Channels’ “K.C. Undercover.”
With a strong belief in body positivity and individual beauty, Zendaya’s impeccable style and confidence has won her wide appeal among teens and young adults. With the launch of her figures, she has joined an exclusive group of celebrities whose figures are a result of extensive requests from fans eager to see their favorite stars immortalized in wax.
“This is a major, major honor and it’s so cool to have it in the Bay where I’m from,” said Zendaya of the reveal. “This is the best trip ever. I get to be home and be with my people…and also my twins!”
The 19-year-old star met with skilled studio artists in June where she underwent the unique experience of a Madame Tussauds sitting, capturing her expressions, poses, taking more than 250 measurements and matching eye color and hair color. Keen to reflect her own hip and edgy style on both figures, Zendaya donated the pink Material Girl dress, which she wore to the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. For her second figure, Madame Tussauds worked with one of her favorite designers Rubin Singer to recreate the look she wore to the 2014 BMI Hip Hop R&B Awards.
Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture. Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.
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