Sofia Vergara to Be Immortalized in Wax for Madame Tussauds New York and Las Vegas
May 31, 2013 by VegasNews.com
Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas have announced that Colombian Emmy nominated actress and model Sofia Vergara will be the next personality to be immortalized in wax.
Giving fans a sneak peak at what to expect when the figures debut, Tussauds also unveiled images of Sofia Vergara during her sitting for her measurements used to make her figure.
The two new wax figures will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York and then individually displayed – one at Madame Tussauds New York and one at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.
“We are very excited about Sofia Vergara’s arrival at Madame Tussauds,” said Janine DiGioacchino, Divisional Director, Midway USA. “She has become one of the most recognized and popular talents in the world and we know her fans and our visitors will love her figures.”
Vergara was an enthusiastic participant in the creation of her original wax figures, spending time with a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists who took precise measurements and photos of the actress to ensure the figures fully captured her style, exact eye color, posture, and signature hair. The artists spent four months to create the final figures. To complete Vergara’s stunning looks, Vergara also generously donated outfits for both of her figures to wear. Vergara’s New York figure will don a silver embroidered illusion column dress with a pleated tulled bodice by Marchesa which she wore to the 2012 Met Gala. Styled as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Vergara’s Las Vegas figure will be dressed in a leopard print and black figure-hugging dress which she wore for the Season 3 promo photos for Modern Family.
The Modern Family star will join the likes of President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Whitney Houston and Madonna – all whom have wax figures at Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.
Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting television shows for Univision in the late 1990s and currently stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy Actress. She was recently named No. 38 on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women 2013 list.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers you the ultimate celebrity experience, by letting you get up close and personal to amazingly life-like wax figures of the most famous pop stars, Hollywood legends, sporting heroes and historical icons. Recent additions include: Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, and a new TV room featuring wax figures of Jerry Springer, Larry King, and Eva Longoria. Madame Tussauds’ interactive exhibits also includes “Viva Las Vegas” which allows guests to interact with iconic Las Vegas residents of past and present such as The Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Celine Dion, and Elvis. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. The attraction is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. Visit us online at madametussauds.com/lasvegas or call (702) 862-7800 for more information.
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