The former world No.1 badminton player will be the first Malaysian athlete to be part of the attraction.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong today announced that the former world No. 1 badminton player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, will be the first Malaysian athlete to be featured in the wax sculpture museum.
The national hero also took to Facebook and Twitter to express his joy and excitement by sharing some photos of his photoshoot for Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
I would never have imagined a wax figure of my own! Thank you @madametussaudshongkong for the privilege and I’m extremely honoured to be the first Malaysian sportsman to join the list.#pleasedontplayabeckhamcordenprank #honoured https://t.co/zAz3b8AW3g pic.twitter.com/fQeeqMFymW
— Lee Chong Wei (@LeeChongWei) January 15, 2020
Datuk Lee Chong Wei is the first-ever badminton player to win the BWF Super Series Masters Finals for 3 consecutive years.
Lee, who retired last year, was ranked the world’s top badminton player for a record 349 weeks and was also recently appointed as Malaysia’s chef-de-mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A few months ago, he announced a contribution of RM2 million to the Malaysian Badminton Association (BAM) and the National Sports Council Malaysia (NSC) through the Lee Chong Wei Foundation. Wow!
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong said in a statement that the sitting session took about 6 hours which mostly saw Lee bringing endless joy to the team.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong head of marketing, BoBo Yu, also shared her excitement on the latest addition to the attraction, even mentioning that they consider Malaysia as one of their important markets.
According to BoBo, Lee Chong Wei will be the second Malaysian to have a wax figure exhibited at their attraction after unveiling the wax figure of (Tan Sri) Michelle Yeoh many years ago.
‘We are indeed privileged to have such a brilliant athlete joining us,’ she added.
Yu also hoped that this would attract sports aficionados from Malaysia and all over the world to come and experience the magic of badminton displayed through the badminton superstar.
Featuring 12 zones of different wax figures from glamourous Hollywood actors to your favourite K-pop stars, artists, musicians, and sports athletes, the incredible Madame Tussauds Hong Kong houses over 100 wax figures.