If you love American singer Miley Cyrus, then you will want to make a trip to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to see the latest tribute to the famous singer, songwriter and actress.
The famous Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas showed off the latest addition to its collection on March 9: a wax portrayal of singer Miley Cyrus swinging from a 200-pound wrecking ball on the end of a 30-foot long chain and attached to a 90-ton crane. The bigger than life creation was displayed in front of the Venetian hotel to honor Cyrus’ 2013 Wrecking Ball video, and is expected to go onto a permanent display in the wax museum at a later date in the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas music room.
In the new wax figure, Cyrus is wearing a white tank top, combat boots and white panties. This fact surprised some of the singer’s fans, as she is naked in the video. The project also required a team of 20 artists and a full 180 days to make. It was first crafted in clay, and then a plaster cast was made from the clay and used to make the wax figure. The eyes and teeth are made of acrylic and the hair is painted onto the figure.
The release of Miley Cyrus’ 2013 Wrecking Ball video set a record with VEVO with nearly 20 million views, beating out the previous record holder, One Direction, who had garnered nearly 13 million views with their Best Song Ever video. Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video also inspired several Internet memes. It has been called moving, inspiring, charming and incredible, among other exultations.
Wrecking Ball was recorded by Miley Cyrus to put into her fourth studio album, Bangerz. After that, it was released for fans to download digitally on August 25, 2013 and sent to American radio the following month. The song was written by Lukasz Gottwald, along with Maureen Anne McDonald, and Stephan Moccio, with Sacha Skarbek and Henry Russell Walter. In addition, it was produced by Dr. Luke along with Henry Russell Walter, under the production name of Cirkut.
The song, as well as Cyrus, will now be immortalized forever in Madame Tussauds’ collection. Their Twitter account blew up with tweets after posting two images of the wax figure, stating that Cyrus came in like a #WreckingBall!