Madame Tussauds wax museums can be found all around the world – from New York to London to Bangkok. Now, for the first time ever, the world-famous museum will reveal its newest wax figure in South America. The latest celebrity to be duplicated in wax form is Colombian singer Maluma.
The Maluma statue, which has been dubbed “Maluma 2.0,” will be on display at the Modern Art Museum in Medellín, Colombia, from April 26-29. The unveiling of the figure represents the kickoff to Maluma’s homecoming concert, “Medallo en el Mapa,” on April 30.
“The work that the entire team at Madame Tussauds created is unreal,” Maluma said in a statement. “The figure is a true replica of me, and I am honored to have them bring a piece of me to my fans before my concert. Throughout my career, I have worked hard to share with the world that Medellin, Colombia, is art, culture, music and much more. I am excited to continue representing my roots globally. I am grateful to both museums for collaborating and making it a historic moment where a wax figure is featured in Colombia, and South America for the first time.”
To create “Maluma 2.0,” a team of 20 studio artists in London spent six months to create the effigy, which is dressed in a custom white Versace double-breasted jacket and black Bottega Veneta shoes.
After the concert, fans will get a chance to visit the wax figure once it reaches its permanent home at the Madame Tussauds in Orlando. There, it will share floor space alongside other famous celebrity Latines like Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez, Sofia Vergara and Bad Bunny.