Madame Tussauds today announced that Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” will join Merlin Entertainments at their New York attraction for a special launch of five brand new, never-before-seen wax figures of the television host. The event will take place at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square and will mark Fallon’s one year anniversary behind “The Tonight Show” desk.
For the first time in history Madame Tussauds will unveil not one, but five, unique wax figures of a single celebrity. Fallon’s figures will be housed in Madame Tussauds U.S. locations spanning the country: New York, Washington DC, Hollywood and San Francisco. His fifth figure will be featured in the newest Madame Tussauds U.S. location in Orlando when it opens May 4, 2015.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy Fallon to five of our U.S. Madame Tussauds attractions, including our newest Orlando attraction opening in May this year,” said Janine DiGioacchino, Divisional Director, Midway North America, Merlin Entertainments Group. “Jimmy is beloved by fans across the world and we look forward to offering so many of our visitors the opportunity to engage with such an entertainment icon.”
“I’m honestly floored! These artists did an amazing job,” said Jimmy Fallon. “I guess I’ll have to stop with the plastic surgery for at least a few years so these figures stay relevant.”
Dressed in his classic yet laid back style, each figure was meticulously made by Madame Tussauds studio artists over the course of four months. Jimmy Fallon worked closely with the Madame Tussauds team who spent hours sitting with the star taking over 250 measurements, identifying exact eye color, and detailing each strand of hair.
Madame Tussauds is excited to spread the word via social media channels using #MTFallonGetsWaxed. Check out the event’s hashtag for the latest and greatest from the Fallon festivities.