Madame Tussauds Welcomes YouTube Stars SMOSH

Madame Tussauds Orlando has rolled out the red carpet for its newest wax figures of digital celebrities Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, the duo that's behind the powerhouse comedy brand SMOSH. The figures will be featured inside the Orlando attraction’s film zone in a special set featuring a green screen, which encourages fans to select between numerous SMOSH-centric backdrops as well as graphic elements to enhance their photo experiences.

Madame Tussauds artists met with the duo to take hundreds of measurements so they could create the most accurate and lifelike representation of SMOSH. The SMOSH figures are dressed in clothing personally selected and donated by Padilla and Hecox. The figures were originally unveiled in California at the world premiere of SMOSH: The Movie this past summer.

“What an honor it is to be recognized and chosen for Madame Tussauds [as the] first YouTube wax figures in their 250 year history,” said Hecox and Padilla during the initial unveiling. “To have the big reveal take place on the red carpet at the premiere of our first movie just made this eventful day even more memorable.”

Named as one of the top-ranking celebrities by teens in a survey commissioned by Variety Magazine and supported by over 30 million subscribers across the brand’s multiple YouTube channels, SMOSH represents a new, community-driven sector of digital entertainment.

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1 comment:

  1. I hope that they don't start filling up the attraction with 5 minute wonders like these guys. A trip to Madame Tussauds should be to see waxworks of legends of film, TV, sports, music and history, not people who have just turned up that most of the world hasn't heard of. It would be a shame to start having figures that everyone doesn't care about and just walks past, flying through the place in no time.

    They also aren't the first 'YouTubers' to be in Madame Tussauds...there's some others in London. Don't know who, but there are and no one cares about that exhibit either.