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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Join Madame Tussauds San Francisco
- Tuesday March 8th 2016
Iconic Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak won the public’s vote to become Madame Tussaud’s next Bay Area Tech Innovator to be immortalized in wax and he is poised to unveil his wax figure live on-stage on March 19 at the 1st ever Silicon Valley Comic Con.
As a special sneak preview to the upcoming live wax figure reveal at Silicon Valley Comic Con, Madame Tussauds has released the very first look at images and video of their expert team of sculptors and artists capturing Steve Wozniak’s measurements and likeness, as well as selecting the perfect matching hair and eye color for his wax figure. During this session, which lasted more than 2 hours, over 250 measurements were taken. The sculpting process has been in full force for the past 3-4 months in the UK and the completed figure will be valued at approximately $350,000.
In this new video, Steve Wozniak admits that “I will probably have an immense rush of pride and chills” when he comes face-to-face with his wax figure for the first time. He has visited Madame Tussauds in different locations throughout his travels and shares his belief that “the emotional effect is so much more than seeing stars in a movie” when you get up-close-and-personal with them at the attraction.
Wozniak recalls the effect of seeing one of his favorite stars at Rock Circus, a Madame Tussauds attraction at Piccadilly Circus in London and the lasting impact it had on him: “I saw one of my favorite rock artists, Mark Knopfler [of Dire Straits]. Wow! It just meant so much to me. For all of this time, 30 years, I have been talking about the time I saw Mark Knopfler in a wax museum.”
Wozniak will have a permanent position along Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg in Madame Tussauds Fisherman’s Wharf location after the reveal at the Silicon Valley Comic-con.
After an outpouring of public interest, Steve Wozniak won the coveted spot by winning the vote in the contest announced by Madame Tussauds. Other finalists included: Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, Frank Oppenheimer of Exploratorium, Jane Metcalfe of Wired Magazine, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, George Lucas of Lucasfilm, Lawrence “Larry” Page of Google, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, and Edwin Catmull of Pixar.