Fans of Lee Min Ho in Shanghai will soon be able to come face-to-face with a life-size wax figurine of the actor himself!
Lee Min Ho’s agency reported on August 24, “Lee Min Ho’s wax doll will be exhibited in Shanghai’s Madame Tussaud’s museum. Recently Madame Tussaud’s staff from the U.K. and China visited Korea to take Lee Min Ho’s measurements and to discuss Lee Min Ho’s concept, pose and design.”
Madame Tussaud’s is a famous museum that’s found in a total of 13 major cities including London, New York, Hong Kong, Hollywood and more featuring the life-like wax figurines of various famous individuals.
Some of the most famous individuals to be made into a wax figurine for the museum include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, David Beckham and more.
A representative for Madame Tussaud’s said, “Before we create our wax replicas, we conduct extensive research and surveys. We only select individuals who not only demonstrate potential in their activities but individuals who receive a lot of love, interest and respect from the locals. Lee Min Ho is not only an actor with top popularity but has shown he has the makings of the next generation hallyu star.”
The representative also added on Lee Min Ho’s selection saying, “It’s largely due to the ‘Lee Min Ho fever’ that’s blowing in China. We had countless requests from fans all over the world to create a Lee Min Ho figurine and taking over 6 months to produce, we decided to select Shanghai as the city we would exhibit the repilica.”
For his replica’s creation, Lee Min Ho had to pose smiling for over three hours, which proved a bit painful, as he joked, “I may be smiling but I’m not laughing”, while the figurine’s producers joked, “Since Lee Min Ho is so tall, the cost for the figurine is going to be high.”
Photo Credit: Star Haus Entertainment
A wax figure of Lee Min Ho will be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds Museum
A wax figure of Lee Min Ho will be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds Museum.
On August 24, Starhaus Entertainment, Lee’s agency, says a wax figure of Lee will be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Shanghai, China, in April next year. All staff from the Madame Tussauds Museum in the UK and China have already visited Korea to measure Lee’s body size and discuss about clothing concept and pose design for the wax figure.
The Madame Tussauds Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world, which has a history of a hundred years. It has thirteen branches all around the world in such cities as London, New York, Hong Kong, and Hollywood. Because it only exhibits wax figures of historical and important figures, it’s an honor to be part of the list.
Wax figures of such people as Queen Elizabeth, U.S. President Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and the British soccer star David Beckham have been exhibited at the museum.
A spokesperson for the Madame Tussauds Museum says, “We select local celebrities who are popular and highly respected in the areas. Lee Min Ho is not only one of the most popular actors in Asia but also a big Hallyu star.”
Lee is currently playing the role of Choi Young in SBS TV’s drama series Faith.
The viewing rate of SBS TV’s new drama series Faith has been slightly increased.
On August 22, AGB Nielsen Media Research reported that the fourth episode of Faith, which aired on August 21, recorded viewer ratings of 11.5%. It’s 1.2% higher than the third episode’s (10.3%).
In the episode, Choi Young (played by Lee Min Ho) tells King Gong Min (played by Ryu Duk Hwan) that he used to be a member of Jeok Wol and why he wants to leave the palace. Jeok Wol is a group of warriors who fight to protect Goryeo regardless of their origins. However, the king who took power at that time not only insulted Jeok Wol but also ordered a female subordinate to take off her clothes because he was hooked on liquor and sex.
Choi Min Soo, who makes a cameo appearance as a leader of Jeok Wol in the series, also attracts a lot of attention. Choi gets stabbed by the king as he tries to save the female subordinate. However, he dies swearing allegiance to Goryeo. Choi Young is outraged at this but gets forced to swear allegiance to the king, who killed his leader. He reveals that he has always been loyal to the kingdom but hasn’t always been sincere.
Ki Cheol also starts to stand against King Gong Min by attacking Eun Soo (played by Kim Hee Sun).
MBC TV’s Golden Time recorded viewer ratings of 14.6% and KBS 2TV’s Haeundae Lovers recorded 9.3%.
Source: TV Report