'The Heirs' Star Lee Min Ho's Wax Figure Now On Display At Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
By Jesse Lent | January 13, 2014 03:46 PM EST
Fans of South Korean television drama "The Heirs" star Lee Min Ho in Hong Kong might not be able to meet the 26-year-old actor face to face, but they now have the next best thing, his wax replica.
On Monday, Kelly Mak, the general manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong announced the unveiling of Lee's sculpted double, on loan from Madame Tussauds Shanghai, on the world-famous wax museum's website.
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"We are proud to announce the highly acclaimed actor, Lee Minho, as our first [new] wax figure in entering the New Year," Mak said.
"We believe that this gleaming star will become a highlight for Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in the coming months, a celebration of his recent award-winning performance [on 'The Heirs.']"
The Lee Min Ho wax figure, for which the star's personal stylist reportedly chose the outfit, will be on display in Hong Kong until Mar. 31.
According to Mak, the decision to feature the figure of the former "Boys Over Flowers" star in Hong Kong was motivated by the museum's desire to keep up with fan demand.
"We regularly conduct surveys to ask guests for their feedback on which wax figures they would like to see, to ensure we're in-line with ongoing trends," he said.
Meanwhile, the real Lee told the publication eNEWS earlier this month that his fame has become a burden.
"Sometimes I get stressed," he said. "I like doing ordinary, everyday activities, but I hesitate to even walk into a restaurant and have to give up on a lot of things."
Yet, Lee feels the benefits of being able to reach a mass audience, outweigh the drawbacks.
"One thing that struck me [recently] was when a fan said 'thank you' for acting in the drama ['City Hunter,']" he said.
"The fan told me she was going through a painful time after losing her son, but watching 'City Hunter' helped her get back up and feel hopeful again. I felt that my job could provide people with more hope and courage than I realized. So I feel a sense of responsibility for the fans out there who have certain expectations of me."
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