The wax figure of Kim Hyun Joong was recently revealed by Madame Tussauds in Busan on December 21.
Since 2006, Madame Tussauds has created wax figures of famous individuals including actor Bae Yong Joon, 2PM’s Nichkhun, and President Lee Myung Bak.
The wax figure of Kim Hyun Joong is based on the way he looked at his concert in May 2012. Kim Hyun Joong visited total of eight cities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Thailand, and performed for approximately 40,000 fans.
To create this wax figure, 500 different body measurements of Kim Hyun Joong were made in August 2012. It took four months and required continuous help and recommendations from Kim Hyun Joong’s agency. The costume and the accessories were donated by Kim Hyun Joong himself. It was later revealed that it had cost almost 200,000,000 won (approx. 200,000 USD)
The marketing manager of Madame Tussauds in Busan announced, “There are 13 Madame Tussauds in the world, and the increase in the number of Korean wax figures represent the increased interest in Korean stars by the rest of the world. Kim Hyun Joong was a perfect candidate. He has recently completed his Asian Tour successfully, and have ranked number one in the Oricon Chart with his album as well.”
Meanwhile, the wax figures of Kim Hyun Joong and other celebrities will be displayed in Busan until March 2013.