HONG KONG (February 3, 2013) Stepping into the Year of the Snake, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, dressed up in glamorous gold and auspicious red for the occasion, invites guests to spend the Lunar New Year with Asian superstar and Taiwanese pop icon, Jay Chou, as his brand new lifelike wax double is set to launch tomorrow.
Dressed in a futuristic outfit in silver – including a metallic silver jacket studded with gem stones and a pair of silver trousers, the new Jay Chou wax figure is depicted in one of his many looks at The Era World Concert Tour in 2010, courtesy of the superstar himself. Wax double of Jay Chou holds a microphone and has his hand in the air, as if he is greeting screaming fans on the stage at a concert.
To mark this special launch, Jay Chou’s very own hair stylist, Emily Lin, flew in from Taiwan to adjust the figure’s haircut and ensure ‘he’ looks perfect prior to officially greeting his fans at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. As Jay Chou’s chief hair stylist, Emily Lin has been the creator of the many distinct looks of the star.
“Jay Chou is one of the most talented artists in Asia and so we are very excited to create another brand new wax double of him to be housed at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. It’s also extra special as we launch the wax figure just before the Lunar New Year, so that guests and fans can grab the chance to get up close with him throughout the upcoming holiday,” said Kelly Mak, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
“I'm excited to greet my fans, who have always been supportive through my journey in music, with my new wax double at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. This is one of my favourite looks, hope my fans will like it too,” commented the star.
Being widely recognized as one of the most talented and creative artists in Asia, Jay Chou has sold over 28 million albums worldwide between 2000 and 2010, and has won countless world acclaimed awards including “Most Influential Artist in Asia” at the 16th Global Chinese Music Awards, “Best All Round Artist of the Year” at 2011 Beijing Chinese Pop Music Awards, and “Most Popular Male Artist in Asia-Pacific Region” at 2011 Sprite Music Chart – undeniably a record hard to beat.
Not only is he a singer and a song writer, Jay Chou is often found behind the camera, directing films and his own music videos. Hitting the record of over 200,000 pre-orders, the entire new album of his – “Opus 12” is composed, produced and music videos directed by himself.
During Lunar New Year between February 10 and 13, guests will also be greeted by the God of Fortune with Lucky Candies, wishing everyone the best of luck in the year to come. Be the first to see Jay Chou in his shiny new look as you start your star-studded journey celebrate the start of the Year of the Snake at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong!