Jenna Marbles’ fans would be pleased to know that their YouTube idol has been immortalised. In wax.
(cue squeaky toy sound)
A few days ago, Madame Tussauds New York debuted its figurine of YouTube superstar Jenna Marbles, the wax museum’s first figure based on a social media celebrity. In July 2015, 29-year-old Jenna officially announced her wax twin, telling fans via an Instagram video that they’d soon be able to take selfies with her wax figure.
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I'm so beyond honored and excited that @nycwax is making me into a wax figure!! In October at their Times Square location you can come take selfies with wax me and grope da butt all you want. The grope zoo will officially be open 😂 jk but seriously this is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened I'm just so completely floored by this and thank you so much @nycwaxADVERTISEMENT
Jenna, who boasts over 15 million subscribers on her channel, is the first YouTube celebrity to get her own wax figure. A selfie-taking wax figure, at that!
The YouTube star also got to meet her wax twin in New York City recently during the Madame Tussauds’ unveiling event. She donned on the same biker-chic outfit that the wax Jenna was wearing and chronicled the adventure with a few Instagram posts and a Twitter video.
— Jenna Marbles (@Jenna_Marbles) October 26, 2015
Also in the pipeline for Madame Tussauds are plans to create statues for YouTube vloggers Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes at its London location. A wax statue of feline icon Grumpy Cat is also in the works and will be released later this year.
In the area (New York City)? Visit Madame Tussauds and see Jenna Marbles’ statue in person. Get more information on hours and purchase tickets here.