Mandopop star JJ Lin met his “doppleganger” at the unveiling of his wax figure for Madame Tussauds Singapore on 22nd Dec.
The wax version of JJ Lin is the latest figure to be launched, following the opening of the museum in October. Other local icons featured in the museum include former minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew, singer Stefanie Sun, and actress Zoe Tay.
“The first time I saw the figure, I was like, ‘Whoah!’ I finally know what it’s like to have an identical twin,” said the Singaporean singer-songwriter at the press conference. “I am deeply honoured. It’s really unbelievable to have a wax figure on an international stage (like Madame Tussauds), and I am really happy.”
According to Madame Tussauds Singapore, the creation of Lin’s wax figure took a 4r-hour sitting, which involved the collection of measurements, photos, costume donations, a hand cast, hair samples, a signature and checks for eye colour matches. A typical Madame Tussauds figure takes about 4 months to make and costs about S$300,000.
And although Lin says he is really happy with his wax twin, he has one complaint.
“He’s too still,” he quipped. “I’m really active!”