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Ricky Martin Meets his New Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Ricky Martin Meets his New Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
International superstar Ricky Martin was on site at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to introduce his brand new wax figure to the world (Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty). 

Known for hits such as Livin’ La Vida Loca, She Bangs, and his latest single Adios, Martin is in Las Vegas to perform live at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 20.

VIDEO: Ricky Martin Meets his New Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide and certified platinum more than 95 times in over 20 countries. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and critically acclaimed Broadway star.

“It was such an incredible experience to take part in the Madame Tussauds process,” said Ricky Martin. “I’m truly amazed at how much work has gone into making this figure as authentic as possible.”

Martin personally selected the clothing his figure is wearing. The ensemble comes from the wardrobe of Martin’s latest world tour.  Martin’s figure will eventually travel to its permanent home Orlando, just in time for the celebrity wax attraction’s spring 2015 grand opening.

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 taking more than 500 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.