Mike Tyson Unveils Wax Figure from Hangover Movie
LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson came face to face with ... Mike Tyson when he unveiled the world's first Mike Tyson wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas on Dec. 1. The figure is modeled after his cameo in Warner Bros. Pictures' “The Hangover.” The figure is now permanently on display inside the attraction's The Hangover Experience. Tyson posed for the figure for nearly two hours with a team of 10 artists capturing nearly 300 measurements of his athletic frame. As with all Madame Tussauds' figures, Tyson's figure represents his real-life size and likeness. Approximately 20 artists took nearly six months to create the figure. After Tyson posed, his measurements used for the figure were first sculpted in clay by hand and then covered in a plaster cast. Once the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool. Finally, the figure was fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth, while countless layers of tinted paint were applied to build up skin tones and replicate his iconic face tattoo.
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