Jennifer Hudson Celebrates 40th Birthday with Wax Figuring (Photo)

Jennifer Hudson celebrated the reveal of her bespoke wax figure now featured at Madame Tussauds New York.

The famous wax museum revealed Jennifer’s wax figure during a celebratory bash at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in New York, which included a lively side-by-side photo session between Jennifer and her figure, as well as an intimate 40th birthday celebration – a sweet moment shared with some of the star’s closest friends and family.

The American Idol alum and former The Voice coach’s figure is now exclusively at Madame Tussauds New York – Times Square where fans can get up close and personal with the singer and actress–so to speak.

Her custom wax figure was carefully crafted by a team of studio artists in London following a ‘sitting’ where more than 200 measurements were taken to capture the singer and actor’s exact features, followed by meticulous detailing, sculpting and months-long visual research. Each Madame Tussauds figure takes approximately six months to create.

Celebrities are often closely involved in the figure making process. Jennifer selected a pose that would be warm and welcoming to guests, with arms wide open. Her figure is wearing an authentic Galvan Vera velvet gown, worn at the AFI Lifetime Achievement awards for Denzel Washington, and embellished Christian Louboutin pumps donated by the singer.

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“Jennifer Hudson has long stood as a strong, talented, female figure across film, TV and music and we’re so excited about this new addition to Madame Tussauds New York,” said Tiago Mogadouro, head of marketing at Madame Tussauds New York. “By introducing such a powerful essence to our New York family, we hope the addition of Jennifer Hudson offers an exciting new experience for our guests.”

I find all wax figures are very…odd. Check Jennifer’s figure below.

Jennifer recently won a Daytime Emmy for producing a for Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program in her role as executive producer of the immersive VR experience Baba Yaga. Having already won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2007 for her role as Effie White in the motion picture Dreamgirls, and a Grammy in 2009,  for her self-titled set, all she’s got left is a Tony award to reach EGOT status.


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