Have you ever been to any Madame Tussauds around the world?
It’s an attraction or a museum that houses hundreds of wax figurines featuring some of the most iconic celebrities and also popular figures throughout the decades.
And the next person to be immortalised in the form of wax is… *drum roll* our legendary shuttler, Lee Chong Wei!
Immortalised in wax
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong recently announced that the former world No.1 international badminton player, Lee Chong Wei, will be the first Malaysian athlete to be part of the attraction.
The move was to pay homage to the G.O.A.T athlete’s powerful impact in badminton.
Chong Wei spent about six hours recording his measurements at Madame Tussauds which he praised the team for being very thorough.
“I’m impressed at how they recorded the details so meticulously, including the colour of my hair and eyes!” he said.
“I’m extremely honoured and grateful to be representing Malaysia. I hope that my wax figure will inspire more Malaysians to showcase their talent on the global stage.”
Excited to be included in the display
The Olympic medalist will also share the same space at the attraction with another legendary Malaysian, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh.
Fans can expect to meet Lee Chong Wei’s wax figure in the second quarter of 2020.