Fans of the nationally syndicated American talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show”, will get their opportunity to say “How You Doin’?” as they get up close and personal with Madame Tussauds New York’s newest figure, Wendy Williams.
Madame Tussauds New York and Wendy worked together to create an interactive experience where she will give the guests step-by-step instructions on how to deliver her famous phrase, “How You Doin’?” The experience features exclusive content that can only be seen at Madame Tussauds New York, where guests will step onto a fully themed set and sit down next to Wendy Williams’ figure on her iconic Hot Topics purple chair.
On Monday morning’s live broadcast of “The Wendy Williams Show,” the talk show host gave her Wendy Watchers a sneak peek of the wax figure.
"I think it's wonderful. You did a superb job. You got all the skin complexions, all the hair compilations, the eyebrows that I wear."Wendy Williams
Wendy’s figure was officially unveiled at the iconic Times Square attraction in grand fashion, perfectly suited to her personality. Two muscular and scantily clad men brought the real Wendy in on a plush chaise finished with the same elegant material as her purple chair. Moments later, Wendy pricked, popped and pulled aside a beautiful wall of balloons to reveal the all-new wax figure of herself. Wendy’s son, Kevin Hunter, Jr. helped her introduce the figure at Madame Tussauds New York, where Wendy’s wax twin nearly duped him.
To achieve her exact likeness, Wendy participated in a ‘sitting’ where a Madame Tussauds artists took 200 measurements and photographs from every angle. The talk show host was intimately involved in the figure making process and worked with Madame Tussauds artists from London to capture exact measurements, hair color, eye color and skin tone.
Wendy chose the pose and outfit for her figure, which is wearing an authentic Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit paired with one of her favorite styles of Gucci sneakers. The watch on Wendy’s wax figure is set to 10 a.m. to reflect the time “The Wendy Williams Show” airs on WNYW FOX 5 in New York City. All the jewelry on Wendy’s’ figure was created to replicate the iconic pieces she regularly wears on air. It took a team of 20 studio artists six months to complete the figure.
For more information about Madame Tussauds New York and to book tickets, visit www.madametussauds.com/NewYork.