Colombian actress Sofia Vergara officially presented two wax figures of herself at New York City’s Madame Tussauds.
The Barranquilla-born b-line celebrity’s wax counterparts will be exhibited in New York and Las Vegas, where the popular museum has seats.
“We are very enthusiastic with the arrival of Sofia Vergara at Madame Tussauds,” Janine DiGioacchino, director of the museum’s US division was quoted as saying by Colombian newspaper El Heraldo, “Sofia has become one of the most recognizable and most popular talents in the world and we know that her fans and our visitors will love her figure.”
The modern family-star participated enthusiastically in the creation of the figures. She spent time with the museum’s artists to make sure that the representations were as naturalistic as possible. Additionally, Vergara donated two of her dresses to ornate the wax representations.
According to a source of the New York Daily News, the ceremony revealing the wax figures was delayed because one of the doppelgangers was not wearing one of the dresses.
The actress now joins public figures like Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Whitney Houston and Madonna, who all have a presence in the Los Angeles and New York seats of the museum.
However, Vergara is not the first Colombian to be featured in the Museum. Colombia-born singer Shakira received her wax figure in the London Madame Tussauds in 2003.