(April 28 – Shanghai) On the morning of April 28, Madame Tussauds Shanghai received a mysterious guest—Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing, who stunned the world with her appearance in an imperial robe at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival, unveiled her own wax figure and sent the imperial robe to Madame Tussauds Shanghai. The historic moment stopped forever at Madame Tussauds Shanghai. After the measurement in last autumn, the wax figure of Fan Bingbing in a gorgeous imperial robe has finally finished through half a year’s exquisite carving and appeared at Madame Tussauds Shanghai, located on the 10th floor of New World Building, No. 2-68, West Nanjing Road.
On that day, Fan Bingbing also revealed that she would attend this year’s Cannes International Film Festival with her new movie My Way. People must be more eager to see her new appearance this year. Meanwhile, in order to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the founding of Madame Tussauds Shanghai, Fan also gave her best wishes that Madame Tussauds Shanghai will have a prosperous future!
As a movie & TV actress who enjoys fame both at home and abroad, Fan Bingbing has earned wide recognition from both the domestic and international movie community with her good looks and high acting skills. In late 2010, she won the title of “movie queen” at the Tokyo Film Festival for her role in the film Buddha Mountain and thus became China’s first international movie queen who was born in the 1980s and one of the most brilliant female stars in the acting community. Fan made a sensation in the world with her appearance in a gorgeous imperial robe at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival, leaving a beautiful moment of Chinese standing on the international stage. More excitingly, Fan decided to send the precious imperial robe to her own wax figure when accepting the invitation of making her wax figure, hoping that her most beautiful moment will stay forever on the stage of Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
The wax figure of Fan Bingbing unveiled at Madame Tussauds Shanghai is dressed in a gorgeous imperial robe, glancing back with a sweet and fascinating smile. Even Fan herself was so impressed by the true-to-life and gorgeous wax figure that she showered praise on it smilingly. When the two gorgeous women appeared on the stage at the same time, they immediately became the focus of the spotlight. People say that it is rare to see one Fan Bingbing, let alone two knockouts standing together.
At the same time, Fan Bingbing also revealed at the unveiling ceremony that she would attend the Cannes International Film Festival to be held next month along with Jang Dong Gun and Joe Odagiri and their new film My Way. Thus, Fan became the first Chinese female movie star that has been invited to the festival for two years in a row. She said that she had not decided what new outfit she would be in. It will depend on her mood.
“Today on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the founding of Madame Tussauds Shanghai, we received a mysterious guest and a gorgeous woman--Fan Bingbing,” said Yang Yong, General Manger of Madame Tussauds Shanghai, on that red-letter day. “Let us wish that Mrs. Fan will fly higher in her acting career and that Madame Tussauds Shanghai will have a more prosperous future and bring more happiness and joy to our audience!”
It is also a red-letter day for Fan, for she has not only won the title of “Movie Queen” at the Tokyo Film Festival, but also found herself as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds with a history of more than two hundred years. Excitedly, Fan expressed her best wishes that Madame Tussauds Shanghai will shine like a brilliant star forever. She also said that it is an honor for her to be displayed here along with many political VIPs, historic figures, and international stars and that she will continue to pursue her ideal and create more brilliance in her acting career so as not to disappoint her fans.
From today on, the wax figure of Fan Bingbing in an imperial robe will be displayed at the Charm Section of Madame Tussauds Shanghai for her long-awaited fans, presenting the goddess of the Cannes International Film Festival in front of you.