SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 21, 2014) — Newly traded Los Angeles Lakers player and Palo Alto native, Jeremy Shu-how Lin, unveiled his first ever wax figure at the city’s newest wax attraction Thursday at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.
The renowned athlete will start as point guard for the Lakers in the spring of 2015. He expressed awe of the similarity, commenting of his wax likeness.
“I am so honored by the way Madame Tussauds has captured me, it’s truly incredible and I am humbled by the gesture and artistry,” Lin said. “I especially love the pose that was chosen.”
Captured in one of the most unique poses at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, Jeremy is positioned in an active slam dunk and at 6 feet, 3 inches, he leaves guests in awe. Jeremy’s figure can be found in the southwest corner of the sports room beside Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
The creation of the figure was a very precise process that Jeremy was happily involved with. The Madame Tussauds studio artists take great pride in their works of art and strive to achieve complete accuracy with each figure.
The studio team used photographs and captured over 200 exact measurements of Jeremy Lin’s body and face to replicate the NBA player. Details are abundant as every hair on the figure was carefully inserted by hand individually by a studio artist. In total, it took a team of more than 20 studio artists to complete the amazing figure in just over four months.
A native to the bay area and Palo Alto High School graduate, Jeremy joins the Lakers after years with the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and most recently, the Houston Rockets. It was with the Knicks that Lin unexpectedly led a winning streak and acquired the following, known as “Linsanity”.
Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the league.
“We are thrilled to have Jeremy Lin participate in the unveiling of his figure,” commented Adrea Gibbs, General Manager for Madame Tussauds San Francisco.
Adrea added, “Jeremy is an incredible athlete and encouraging role model for other young athletes, particularly in the bay area. We are so excited to share his figure with the public and no longer hold the best kept secret in San Francisco.”
Madame Tussauds San Francisco is the newest attraction at the historic Fisherman’s Wharf District and provides guests of all ages with a fun and interactive experience as they come face-to-face with wax likenesses of everyone from A-list stars and athletes, to politicians and cultural icons from the city and around the world.
Find out more about the full line up at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, and book online at www.madametussauds.com/SanFranciscom.
Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Only at Madame Tussauds San Francisco can you get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons.
The attraction is open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year, located in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street.