SINGAPORE - Home-grown Mandopop star Stefanie Sun met her brand new Madame Tussauds wax figure face-to-face for the first time at a private unveiling today.
The wax figure of the 36-year-old singer is the first of a string of iconic Singaporean figures that will be showcased at Madame Tussauds Singapore when it opens on Oct 25.
Other local personalities who will see their wax double make an appearance at the new wax museum include film-maker Jack Neo and actor-host Gurmit Singh. They will be standing next to international stars such as Beyonce, David Beckham, Lady Gaga and Michelle Yeoh.
Sun's wax figure was portrayed in her signature look for her 2014 Kepler World Tour, featuring her orange hair, a customised black fringed singlet with flowing chiffon panels by Augustin Teboul, leather leggings, shoes by Alexander Wang, geometric rings and a crystal-encrusted microphone.
The entire outfit was donated by the singer to Madame Tussauds.
Sun was also involved in the creative process, by choosing a pose which shows her interacting with the audience at a concert.
The songbird's life-like figurine took around four months to make and costs $300,000.
In April, a team from Madame Tussauds met the 1.63-m tall Sun in Shanghai for a four-hour sitting which involved collecting measurements, photos, costume donations, a hand cast, hair samples, a signature and checks for eye colour matches.
About 500 precise body and facial measurements were taken to give the sculptors all the information they need to create a strikingly realistic figure of Sun.
Sun told The Straits Times in an email: "Everything was very precise and detailed, down to the shade of the gums... even the size of your eyeballs."
She also added that she was surprised to see "the artful replication of my odd-shaped ears."
Her manager, Mr Wayne Cao, 40, added: "I'd say it looks more than 95 per cent like her. It especially captures her signature mega-watt smile."
Madame Tussauds will be located at Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa.