Drake already has a Las Vegas residency under his belt, and now he’ll be immortalized in Sin City in another capacity. On Wednesday (June 19), Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveils the 6 God as the museum’s newest wax figure attraction, which is now open to the public.
Drake is part of a fully interactive experience replicating his famed “Hotline Bling” video on the James Turrell-designed colorful set. The wax figure finds Drizzy laced in a gray OVO sweatsuit with a gold Rolex watch and matching Timberland boots to complete the outfit.
Finding the perfect setting to cast a celebrity is often the toughest challenge, but with the “Hotline Bling” visual taking on a life of its own online, the choice was easy, says studio manager Adam Morey. “Fortunately, the viral internet sensation of one of his most iconic music videos was the driving design factor for the look and feel of the Drake figure and set at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas,” he explains to Billboard.
Morey also details the complicated and exhausting process of turning some of our favorite celebs to wax models. “Each figure is skillfully crafted by Master sculptors, colorists and stylists out of our studios in Acton, London,” the studio manager shares over email. “Months of data collecting, and research proceed the initial sculpting process in clay. Casts are then created from the clay sculpts that are in turn used to form the wax figures. The next step involves weeks of individual human hair follicles inserted into the face and head forming eyebrows and exact hairlines. Our Master colorist then bring the figures to life with oil paint color pigments that have been precisely matched during the celebrity sitting.”
Visit the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas website for more information regarding Drake’s new exhibit. Check out the first photo of Drizzy’s wax figure below.