Jennifer Hudson makes people do a double take as she celebrates her 40th birthday by revealing her Madame Tussauds wax figure
Jennifer Hudson looked like she could not believe her eyes when her wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York.
The Dreamgirls star gasped upon seeing the effigy, which was revealed during her 40th birthday bash at Summit One Vanderbilt on Sunday.
Hudson beamed and struck an identical pose to that of her wax counterpart during a lively side by side photo session.
Doppelganger: Jennifer Hudson made people do a double-take at the unveiling of her Madame Tussauds’ wax figure in New York
Jennifer looked sensational in high-waisted burgundy silk trousers with a matching blazer over a strapless black top with a plunging neckline. The beauty accessorized with beaded bracelets and necklaces and wore a pair of silver-studded heels.
Her long locks were swept into a high ponytail as she smiled widely for the camera. Hudson’s closest family members and friends were in attendance at the event which also featured a three-foot-tall custom cake in her favorite shade of sterling silver rose.
According to a press release, the wax work ‘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.’
Wow! Hudson looked like she could not believe her eyes when her wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York
Jennifer was involved in the creation of the effigy, which was completed in the wax museum’s standard six month time period. The wax work was clad in the green Galvan Vera velvet gown that the superstar donned when she performed at the AFI Lifetime Achievement awards honoring Denzel Washington.
The figurine was also sporting silver embellished Christian Louboutin pumps that were donated by the Spotlight singer.
The wax work was posed with one hand on her hip and the other hand raised in a wave. The press release stated that Hudson personally chose a pose that would be warm and welcoming to guests. Fans of the hitmaker can now visit her wax work in its new home at the famed tourist attraction.
Shocked: The Dreamgirls star gasped upon seeing the effigy, which was revealed during her 40th birthday bash at Summit One Vanderbilt on Sunday
Madame Tussauds New York Head of Marketing Tiago Mogadouro said, ‘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.
‘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.’
As an Academy Award-winning actress, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Emmy Award-winning producer, Hudson is just one Tony Award short of an EGOT. In 2012, her memoir I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down became a New York Times Best Seller.
Long process: The effigy was created over the wax museum’s standard six month time period
Showstopper: The wax work was clad in the green Galvan Vera velvet gown that the superstar donned when she performed at the AFI Lifetime Achievement awards honoring Denzel Washington. Seen in 2019