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One is the wax figure and one is the real thing - but which?

Neymar Jr. met his Madame Tussauds wax figure this week in a private unveiling at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Spain. The new figure will travel to its permanent home in Orlando this summer.

The Barça player was very involved with the creation of his figure. He met with Madame Tussauds artists to have measurements taken in Barcelona, and even got to choose his double’s pose. He finally opted for his goal celebration from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a moment that is especially dear to him. The figure is outfitted in a Brazilian national team kit donated by the soccer star himself.

“I’m looking at my twin brother!” said Neymar upon meeting his figure. It is truly an honor to have such an important moment of my life captured in wax by the amazing team at Madame Tussauds,” Neymar said, before adding that “I cannot wait for my fans all over the world to meet my wax twin in Orlando!”

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 figure is created by teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to achieve astonishing realism.


Neymar Jr. comes face to face with Madame... by fcbarcelona

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