When you’ve won 11 Grammys, founded your own International Day of Happiness, and traveled to Springfield to kick it with Homer Simpson, you’ve pretty much completed the ultimate bucket list, right? Not if you’re Pharrell Williams. The Oscar-nominated singer and producer now has his own wax figure in the famous Madame Tussauds in New York City. The man — whose inexplicable anti-aging abilities has spurred 101 memes — will never age again in wax sitting with the likes of President Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Will Smith.
Madame Tussauds' studio artists decided to recreate Pharrell’s iconic look from his 2014 Grammy performance of "Happy." That includes the famous mountain hat that he wore, donated by Vivienne Westwood, and the actual leather Adidas track jacket that he wore in the show. The statue — which stands at about 5-foot-9 — is a spitting replica of the Virginia native.
Williams hadn’t seen the figure until today and said he’s humbled by the gesture. “So many people that I respect have done it. So I’m happy to be here,” he said. Designers of the figure traveled to Miami to visit Pharrell to get initial impressions for the wax. The entire process took over four months to complete, referencing endless amounts of photos and videos to assure the accuracy of the sculpture. “My favorite part of the process was just seeing how it works," he explained. "There was a lot of standing there. Of course, it took a long time.”
Once the curtains dropped, Pharrell was all smiles at his look a-like. The figure stood with his hands in his pockets (much like Pharrell does) and had a low cut and grin like the pop-star. Pharrell then took the infamous hat that’s inspired several trends and put it on top of the wax figure to complete his look.
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