HONG KONG, CHINA - MediaOutReach - December 17, 2018 - Madame Tussauds HongKong recently released a series of photos of singer-songwriter Jackson WangKa-Yee going through the sitting process. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jacksonwas named "Hong Kong Tourism Envoy" this year. Having his world's first waxfigure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is special significance to both Jackson andthe attraction. The wax figure, which will be personally unveiled by the celebrity,is slated for a mid-2019 debut.
Ever since he was a child, Jackson had admired hisfather, a well-known former Chinese fencer, and hoped to be as successful as hewas. He spoke of visiting Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with his parents when hewas nine, and of wanting to have his own wax figure made after seeing all thefigures of celebrities from home and abroad. Now, at 24, his dream is finallycoming true.
Jackson's sitting process lastedsix hours, and he showed nothing but professionalism. To keep himself in topcondition, he refrained from eating during the wholeprocess. During the sittingprocess, Jackson wrote down the dream he had when he was nine and what broughthim to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong: "Always follow your dream. Be hungry. Neverregret on the choices you made." After getting hismeasurements taken as requested by the team, he asked the staff to teach himabout the wax figure making process, and even asked if they were tired aftersmall sections of the work was completed. He won over the staff and they hadnothing but praises for him.
Jackson's presence at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong isan identification to his relentless drive and talents. In 2016, he received theAnnual Variety Star Award at Tencent Video Star Awards. He was a guest host atthe 2017 Asian Music Gala and won the MTV Special Award. He then released hiselectronic hip-hop singles including Papillon and FENDIMAN,showcasing his voice to the world. In 2018, he was named The Most Popular Newcomerof The Year at the Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards and won Choice Next BigThing at the Teen Choice Awards, becoming a celebrity with the most Asian followerson Instagram and taking him yet another step closer to his dreams.