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Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Actor and Fashion Icon Billy Porter Reveals His First Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

  • Tuesday June 20th 2023
  • Billy Porter

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Just in time for NYC Pride, Madame Tussauds New York is excited to welcome Billy Porter’s first-ever wax figure, and it’s more fabulous and lifelike than anyone can imagine! The Grand Marshal of NYC Pride himself, Porter is known to sport fearless, show-stopping looks. Keeping in line with his fashionable reputation, Madame Tussauds joined forces with the original designers of his headline-grabbing red carpet look from the 2020 Grammy Awards. The minds behind Porter’s ensemble, Creative and Fashion Director Sam Ratelle, Baja East’s Scott Studenberg, and milliner Sarah Sokol, recreated the disco-esque, blinged-out blue jumpsuit with shiny silver ‘Kinky Boots’ to match. 

While Porter’s figure will ‘Pose,’ his revolving hat is an homage to the most theatrical piece of his 2020 Grammy red carpet look. The creators of the original mechanical hat, Smooth Technology, walked the Madame Tussauds studio artists through creating an exact replica.

Porter’s figure will also be rocking some bold accessories, including a matching diamond choker and bracelet on his left wrist and a diamond spider bracelet on his right. Plus, a sparkly silver handbag clutched by a perfectly painted chrome mani. And, to top it all off, the figure is making an eye-catching statement with gorgeous blue eyeshadow, accented by precisely placed face gems.