Los Angeles Lakers point guard and Palo Alto native Jeremy Lin is such a prankster. After seeing his wax figure for the first time at during its unveiling in August at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, the star athlete took a few minutes to surprise guests who happened to be visiting the attraction that day. Jeremy shocked guests by sitting perfectly motionless (posing as his wax figure) and then coming to life. He scared a few others with a surprise dunk or two, including his own mother and other family members.
About Jeremy Lin’s Wax Figure
Jeremy’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds San Francisco is captured in one of the most unique poses, where he is positioned in an active slam dunk and at 6’3, he leaves guests in awe. 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.
About Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Only at Madame Tussauds San Francisco can you get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons. The attraction is open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year, located in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street. Find out more about the full line up at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, and book online at www.madametussauds.com/SanFrancisco.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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