The wax figures of pop sensation, One Direction, proved such a big hit on the London leg of their Madame Tussauds world tour in April 2013 that our talented sculptors worked 24/7 to create five NEW figures which are now permanent* residents here in London!
The group are the first boy band to be created by us since The Beatles' figures in 1964. Each band member gave two sittings where our studios team took hundreds of precise measurements, examined their skin tones, eye colour and matched up hair swatches to ensure total accuracy. A team of 40, including sculptors, moulders, hair stylists, colourists and wardrobe experts worked flat out for four months to create the figures.
Following Zayn's announcement to leave One Direction we have no plans to remove Zayn’s figure from the One Direction line up at Madame Tussauds London. The figures were launched here in 2013 and all five of the boys were closely involved in their creation, giving sittings and input on styling. Since they were introduced fans have flocked to sit beside their heroes. The figures portray the band at the height of their success and really capture a defining moment in pop history. Zayn is a firm part of that moment and fans will still have the opportunity to share their own special moments with him and the entire original line up here at Madame Tussauds London.
We wish Zayn and the rest of the boys every success in their future endeavours.
Check out the video below filmed in 2013, sculpting Zayn's wax figure.