One Direction Wax Figures Arrive in Times Square
*Due to overwhelming demand, the 1D figures stay in New York for one more day! Now through Oct. 12, 2013!*
One Direction Doubles Arrive in New York on their Madame Tussauds World Tour
Pop sensations One Direction were today the latest figures to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York. Revealed for the first time before enthusiastic fans, the figures sport outfits donated by the boys themselves and are seated casually on a school-style double bench with sufficient space for fans to sit beside them. The figures will remain in New York for 12 weeks ONLY, through October 11, before continuing on to Madame Tussauds Sydney and Madame Tussauds Tokyo.
A group of fanatic “Direction-ers” were present to witness the stateside unveil and deliver the verdict on how their heroes' wax figures compare to the real thing.
“We are delighted to welcome One Direction to New York on their Madame Tussauds World Tour, and judging by the reaction of fans today, their stay here is going to be a huge success,” said Bret Pidgeon, Regional General Manager Madame Tussauds New York. “The demand for them in New York has been staggering, and I know the anticipation in Sydney and Tokyo, where they will journey to next, has been equally as overwhelming.”
1D Behind the Scenes
The band was stunned by the accuracy of the figures when they saw them face to face at a private viewing in the UK. Zayn commented, "They look wicked, they're bang on!" with Louis adding that he "can't wait for fans to see them". Niall was impressed: "It's really good, isn't it?! This is weird - he's wearing my actual shoes!" he said. The boys were overwhelmed by the experience: "This is definitely a privilege, getting a wax figure," Liam said, and Harry agreed "It's amazing and such an honour."
Over the course of two sittings with each band member, the talented Madame Tussauds studios team took hundreds of precise measurements, examined their skin tones, matched their eye colors, and tested hair swatches to ensure total accuracy. Finally, the boys’ personal hair stylist, Louise Teasdale, performed a meticulous hair analysis and made tweaks for the utmost precision. A team of 40, including sculptors, molders, hair stylists, colorists and wardrobe experts worked tirelessly for four months to create the figures.
The outfits were donated by the band members themselves. The figures are styled in their signature smart-casual, color-coordinated stage fashions.
Fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at exactly how each figure was made, and watch exclusive interviews with One Direction at www.onedirection.madametussauds.com