Austin Mahone Pranks Fans at Madame Tussauds Orlando
Orlando, Fla. – Oct. 2, 2015 – Teen sensation and pop artist Austin Mahone played a practical joke on a few of his unwitting fans today at Madame Tussauds Orlando. Disguised as a Madame Tussauds employee, Mahone offered to take photos and videos for his fans as they posed next to his newly unveiled wax figure, before revealing himself to the surprised attraction guests.
A group of young fans, affectionately known as Mahomies, were randomly selected to be among the first to meet Mahone’s figure under the guise of a promotional photo shoot. Mahone previously unveiled his wax double at the Madame Tussauds location in New York City. The figure will be on display inside the Orlando attraction’s music room.
The singer-songwriter met with Madame Tussauds artists to have more than 300 body and head measurements taken to create the lifelike figure. The fashion-forward celebrity also donated his own clothing to put his signature stamp on the figure. No small detail was overlooked. The figure is even wearing a replica of the silver bracelet Mahone’s mother made him.
“I had a great time today pretending to be a Madame Tussauds employee!” said Mahone. “I loved seeing my fans’ faces as they were looking at the figure, and then back to me. Their reactions were priceless! I have some of the best fans in world!”
Signing with Chase Records/Cash Money/Republic Records, Mahone has come a long way with his pop music career. His first EP, The Secret debuted in the top five on Billboard’s top 200 chart. Pitbull (another Madame Tussauds Orlando figure) and Flo Rida have been featured artists on Mahone’s songs. Mahone has also opened for Taylor Swift’s RED tour. His most recent single, Dirty Work, debuted on July 2, 2015 and has garnered critical acclaim and one million video views in just one day. Dirty Work is the lead single from his highly anticipated debut full length album set for later this year.
Mahone has been nominated for more than 20 different awards over the last two years. The pop artist has won numerous awards from MTV, EMA’s Best Push Artist and Artist on the Rise, and The Teen Choice Award for Breakout Artist.
Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture.
Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and taking more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.
Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie! For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/orlando.
Fun Facts about Austin Mahone’s figure:
- More than 300 measurements were taken to create Austin Mahone’s figure
- Mahone donated the entire costume his figure is wearing
- Artists worked with Mahone’s mother to recreate the custom silver bracelet that he is always seen wearing