*Las Vegas, NV – SHE READY! After months of meticulous work by a team of talented studio artists – actress, comedian, producer and author Tiffany Haddish revealed her new wax figure at the must-see attraction on the Las Vegas Strip, Madame Tussauds.
During the reveal, Haddish disguised herself as a ‘Selfie Specialist’ while wearing a Madame Tussauds uniform and interacted with unsuspecting guests as she took pictures of them with the new Haddish wax figure and asked their opinion of it.
Haddish’s figure is wearing a dress inspired by her look during her Saturday Night Live performance where she donned her favorite Alexander McQueen dress. It’s the same dress she wore when she presented at the 90th Academy Awards, as well as on the red carpet for Girls Trip. The outfit holds special meaning for Haddish as an emblem of her fight back against the taboos of wearing a dress multiple times. She hilariously recalls the dress costing way more than her mortgage, and that she was going to get her money’s worth.
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“I had a blast surprising guests during the reveal of my new wax figure,” said actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish. “It was a perfect way to interact with guests while getting their hilariously honest opinions of the figure. I am so honored to be featured in Madame Tussauds.”
Haddish’s wax figure included more than 150 precise measurements to create true to life portraits of her features. Her teeth, hair and eyes were each color matched by studio artists and were used as a reference during the creation of her figure. It’s well-known this “queen of Groupon” loves a good bargain, but Madame Tussauds Las Vegas didn’t skimp when it came to figure quality; it cost about $300 thousand dollars and took nearly six months to bring her wax twin to life.
“Tiffany Haddish is a comedic icon and we’re thrilled her figure has arrived and is ready to get the party started for our guests at the world’s greatest wax museum, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas” said Rachel Peltier, marketing manager at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. “And what a memorable way for Tiffany to surprise our guests with her figure, especially during a time when we could all use a little extra fun and laughter.”
After her breakthrough performance in the comedy film, Girls Trip, Haddish quickly rose to fame by winning a Primetime Emmy Award for her work as a host on Saturday Night Live and published her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn all within the same year. Earlier this year, Haddish became the second black woman ever to win a Grammy for “Outstanding Comedy Album” for her Netflix special Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah and the first since Whoopi Goldberg won in 1986. She currently can be seen in the critically acclaimed film The Card Counter alongside Oscar Isaac and host of TBS’ weekly movie showcase and talk show Friday Night Vibes. She is admired by many around the world for her comedic presence on and off the big screen and her deep influence is accurately personified at the famous Las Vegas interactive attraction as one of the first faces fans see when they step on to the red carpet.
About Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the ultimate adult playground located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Fans can meet GRAMMY Award-Winning artist Drake’s figure in his fully interactive set giving a nod to the popular video “Hotline Bling.” For more information, visit the website at madametussauds.com/lasvegas/, on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram.
About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 130 attractions, 19 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries across four continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its 67 million guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its 28,000 employees (peak season). See www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information and follow on Twitter @MerlinEntsNews.