Just when you think Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio — better known as “Bad Bunny” — would be ready for a short break, the Puerto Rican artist left everyone with their mouths open again, and this time, even seeing double… wait, triple!
Bad Bunny, who just broke a record with his El Último Tour del Mundo, is now immortalized with two wax figures in the famous Madame Tussauds museums.
The two-time Grammy Award-winning Latin singer-songwriter and producer came face-to-face with the latest Madame Tussauds wax figures on Tuesday, when they were unveiled.
“Damn, this is kind of weird,” said the artist during the presentation. The unveiling took place in New York, where the reggaeton singer posed next to his figures, showing that the three are practically identical.
One figure will be shown at the museum in Times Square, while the other will be making its way to its permanent home at Madame Tussauds Orlando later this month.
“Bad Bunny is one of the world’s biggest stars; his incredible vocal talent and skills as an entertainer have led to a massive fan base around the globe,” said Matthew Clarkson, head of marketing for Madame Tussauds. “The figures in Orlando and New York City will allow his faithful fans to get up close and personal with him in a way that’s only possible at Madame Tussauds.”
Bad Bunny worked closely with the artists at Madame Tussauds studio in London to perfect the two custom wax figures. Studio artists took approximately 200 measurements and photos from all angles during each of the singer’s sessions to capture his exact features, followed by months of meticulous detailing, sculpting and visual research. Each Madame Tussauds figure takes approximately six months to create.
With this, Bad Bunny adds another record to his catalog of historical moments including becoming the highest-grossing tour of all time by a Latin artist, the Latin artist in the number one position on digital music platforms, fulfilling his dream of being a wrestler at WrestleMania and now having his own wax figures.
He laughed when he saw them and admitted that “I’ve always wanted to see myself, and it’s like the closest thing.” He kept looking at them closely, admiring every detail.
In a video that was uploaded to his social media, he posed in the middle of his wax figures and had his eyes not move, , it would have been almost impossible to identify the real person. The figures are so similar both in their expressions, facial hair, height and even the way the star poses with his little fingers under his eyes.
Orlando’s version of Bad Bunny is wearing a thick gold chain, a long leather jacket, a long-sleeve black shirt and gray pants and shoes.
In fact, that is the original outfit from his performance at WWE Royal Rumble and appears in his “Booker T” music video. The trench coat, vest and pants were also donated by Bad Bunny.
When fans enter Madame Tussauds, located at 8387 International Drive in Orlando, they will be greeted by exclusive sound bites from Bad Bunny’s music, an experience that will “wrap Bad Bunny fans in colorful neon lights and immerse them in the vibes of his reggaeton hits.”
The second figure, which is already in New York, shows off the glittery silver outfit like the one he wore to Super Bowl LIV. The wax figure also showcases the star’s iconic glasses, silver pants, gray sneakers silver cross, silver durag and sparkly stones on his cheeks.
Upon entering the “Music Room” in the Big Apple, guests will be greeted by Bad Bunny and surrounded by the sounds of his infectious discography. Headlining the final space of the attraction, the Bad Bunny wax figure “is sure to leave a lasting impression on all fans,” the museum said in a news release.
The star reached popularity in 2017. This year, after a break due to the pandemic, he returned to the stage with The Last Tour of the World, in which he delighted his fans with the most popular songs from his last two studio albums “YHLQMDLG” and “El Último Tour Del Mundo.” The latter became the first album in Spanish to reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
The tour culminated at Miami’s FTX Arena, the same day Bad Bunny celebrated winning the Grammy Award for best urban music album. His tour grossed $116 million from 575,000 tickets sold, according to a Billboard Boxscore report.
On Aug. 5, Bad Bunny will return to Orlando to continue making history when he will become the first Latin artist to headline a show at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
The World’s Hottest Tour — promoted by Live Nation and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) — is his first stadium tour and will have 29 dates through the continental United States.