July 4th, 2012
Anthony immortalized with lifelike wax figure
New York Knicks all-star forward Carmelo Anthony was on hand at Madame Tussauds in Times Square on June 26, 2012 to unveil his newly-created wax likeness.
NEW YORK, NY - New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony unveiled his wax likeness for the first time at Madame Tussauds New York on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 with help from the Knicks City Dancers.
Posed in his Knicks home white uniform and his signature size-15 Jordan Brand sneakers, which were donated by Anthony, the wax figure stands focused on the basket, ready to shoot a free throw. Anthony was an active participant in the creation process as well, and spent more than three hours with a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists who took hundreds of precise measurements and photos to ensure the accuracy of his wax figure – including the meticulous recreation of Anthony’s signature tattoos.
The Knicks City Dancers, who embody the sophistication, diversity and glamour of New York City, helped celebrate the unveiling of Anthony’s wax figure with a live performance.
Anthony’s wax likeness joins other New York sports stars at Madame Tussauds New York, including Yankee captain Derek Jeter, Mets all-star David Wright and Eli Manning of the Giants, in the attraction’s “Sports Zone,” which also features the likes of Michael Jordan, Serena Williams and Evander Holyfield, among others.