NEW YORK: Lifelike wax figures of Colombian actress and model Sofia Vergara will be exhibited at the popular Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York and Las Vegas beginning June 4, the institution said.
“We are very excited about Sofia Vergara’s arrival at Madame Tussauds. 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,” said museum representative Janine DiGioacchino in a communique.
The Colombian actress who stars in the popular US series “Modern Family” was an “enthusiastic participant” in the process of creating the figures, which took four months and for which museum artists had to take thousands of photos and measurements to get her image just right.
The figure of Vergara in the New York museum will show off her curves with the same Marchesa dress that the Colombian wore last year to a gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
For her Las Vegas waxwork, the actress gave the museum the form-fitting black dress accented with leopard-print sleeves originally worn to promote the third season of “Modern Family”.
Vergara thus joins the list of celebrities who in recent years have found their niche in the museum and who include, among others, US President Barack Obama, actress Angelina Jolie and pop star Lady Gaga.