by Letizia Cini
“Finally I can tell you, I will be the first Italian celebrity to have a wax statue of her at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam“. Elettra Lamborghini rejoices on Instagram, and posts stories with the sessions necessary for the reproduction of her luxuriant physique. The national Elettra has been identified as a popular character both among the Italian and Dutch public, after her marriage to dj Afro Jack, originally from the Netherlands.
Elettra – who is now resting on skis in Gstaad – she has already been to Amsterdam to pose for over three hours for the sculptors, who took his measurements, took hundreds of photos and found all the details useful for the creation of the statue. Finally, a 3D scan was also created that reproduces all the characteristics of Elettra. Sculpture, materially made in London, will be presented in Italy by Lamborghini itself next May and will then be placed in the Dutch museum in the summer, alongside Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
The Amsterdam museum dedicates a wax statue to Elettra Lamborghini “The Italian singer, television personality and influencer
Elettra Lamborghini it will then be represented with a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum in Amsterdam. “We have noticed a growth in the number of Italian tourists both in the capital and at our museum and for this very reason we decided to represent an Italian character “he announced Quinten Luykx, director generale di Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.
“Foreign tourism represents for us about 70% of total visitors of which, in particular, 12% are of Italian nationality, with an average age between 20 and 25 years“. The museum’s global brand team identified Elettra Lamborghini as a very popular figure among the Italian and Dutch public. Her popularity grew in the Dutch country after her marriage to the well-known dj Afro Jack, originally from the Netherlands.
Elettra then went to Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam where he posed for over three hours for sculptors, who took his measurements, took hundreds of photos and found all the details useful for the creation of the statue. Finally also realized a 3D scan that reproduces all the characteristics of Elettra, the first Italian celebrity to have posed for the reproduction of the wax statue at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. The sculpture will be presented in Italy by Elettra herself in May and will then be placed towards the summer in the museum, in the Music Area, in the company of Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
The museum and the statue
The Madame Tussauds of Amsterdam opened in 1970 in Kalverstraat and moved to Dam Square in 1991. All statues are made in Tussauds Studios in London. After one or more laying sessions in which more than 200 different measurements are taken, a clay statue is first made and immediately after a mold into which the wax is poured. The statue, to which real hair is then applied, it is then hand painted with oil colors. Creating the wax figure takes six to nine months and has a cost that is around 250,000 euros. Circa 20 people work for the creation of each statue.
Among the famous people, Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Madonna. But there are also pioneers of art, science and culture, including Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and, of course, Vincent van Gogh. Inside the very famous Madame Tussauds wax museum in Amsterdam, next to real ‘sacred monsters’ that have made the history of humanity, from next summer there will also be an Italian character. The first, to tell the truth. An all-Bolognese excellence: Elettra Miura Lamborghini.
At the base of the choice, two precise reasons: the first is known by all the ‘followers’ of the catchphrase star Pem Pem e Gunman, that is the marriage with the deejay Afro Jack, who has Dutch origins.
Elettra Lamborghini thus posed for over three hours in front of the sculptors of Madame Tussauds, who took her measurements, took hundreds of photos and detected all the details useful for the creation of the statue, before even carrying out a 3D scan, to reproduce all the characteristics of Elettra all the way through. Something that no Italian celebrity had ever lent itself to. To give life to a representation that is as close as possible to reality, gods are then applied to the statue real hair and hand dyeing with oil paints.
To reveal all the background that accompanied the genesis of the wax statue is the singer herself. On Instagram, of course, his favorite platform: reliefs and 3D graphic reproductions appeared in the ‘stories’, as well as photos posed in front of the artists. “I can finally tell you – Elettra Lamborghini confesses to his followers -: I will have my statue at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Amsterdam “. Pem Pem, Elettra!