HONG KONG (10 December 2014) G.E.M., one of Hong Kong’s pop sensations, today unveiled her first wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong as she was joined by cheering fans for the special occasion. The addition of its newest member has further augmented the star power of the renowned Hong Kong attraction.
As G.E.M. stood side by side with her wax likeness, it was almost impossible to distinguish between G.E.M. and her wax figure. Presenting G.E.M. in the most glorious and dazzling garb possible, her figure was created with reference to the “Glittering Dance Costume” look featured during her X.X.X. Live concert.
Despite skyrocketing to fame across Greater China as one of the hottest pop sensations, G.E.M. was her usual charming self at the unveiling ceremony, and even joked that her wax likeness – which she dubbed her “Number 2” – would be a helpful stand-in during her hectic tour schedule. To commemorate the momentous occasion, G.E.M. took a series of selfies with her fans and wax double.
G.E.M. says: “I knew that my wax figure would closely resemble myself, but I didn’t expect it to turn out so impressively. When I looked at the wax figure, it’s as if I was looking into a mirror! No wonder so many renowned personalities and celebrities have entrusted Madame Tussauds to create their wax figures.”
The successful creation of G.E.M.’s wax figure was the culmination of meticulous work that began several months ago when a team of professional sculptors was specially dispatched from the U.K. to work with G.E.M. on a detailed custom fitting. The five-hour sitting process included capturing every minute detail such as her hair and eyes, as well as colour matching and contrasting to ensure her wax replica would closely resemble her.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, the first permanent attraction of its kind to be established in Asia, and home to over 100 wax figures sculpted in the likeness of celebrities from around the world, holds a special place in the hearts of visitors from far and wide. Standing amongst popular local celebrities such as Madonna and Michael Jackson in Music Icon, one of the ten themed zones, G.E.M.’s figure will meet and greet with locals as well as tourists from all over the world.
G.E.M. continues: “I’m extremely appreciative of the effort that Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has dedicated to creating my wax figure. I’m also proud and amazed at the opportunity to have a wax replica of myself placed amidst top celebrities and share the joy of tourists from all corners of the world.”
General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Ms Kelly Mak says: “We’re pleased to have G.E.M. joining us today for the unveiling ceremony of her wax figure. G.E.M. is already a renowned singer-songwriter with a following that is growing by the day, and I’m sure the addition of her wax figure to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will increase our appeal and present even more fantastic photo opportunities for locals and overseas visitors alike. In fact, our decision to create a figure of G.E.M., who has a huge following of young fans, testifies to our commitment to catering for guests across different age groups.”
Blessed with incredible creativity and vocal talents, G.E.M. started her career at the young age of 16 and quickly rose to fame, winning “Best Newcomer” at different major music awards. G.E.M. is a high achiever and currently holds a handful of records, including being the youngest local female artist to have held a solo concert at Hong Kong Coliseum at the age of 19; and with her album Xposed, G.E.M. also became the youngest-ever female artist to be nominated for Best Female Artist at the 24th Taiwan Golden Melody Awards in 2013.
In early 2014, G.E.M.’s voice reverberated across Greater China when she won the first runner-up title at a nationally televised singing competition, “I am a Singer”. Her two-year long X.X.X. Live World Tour, which started on 12 April 2013, was sold out in every city on the tour route. The tour has just concluded its 38th show and the Hong Kong leg of the tour is scheduled for January 2015.