Thursday, October 22, 2015

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Shanghai

Hi everyone! Today I'm happy to share the photos I took at the Shanghai branch of Madame Tussaud's wax museum. Here we go!

Here's the entrance.
So the problem with going to a wax museum in China is there are a lot of Chinese stars I don't know. Like in this picture, which are the famous wax people and which are the customers? Okay I'll tell you the answer: The woman in the pink is Dee Hsu, and the man in the colorful suit is Kevin Tsai, they are Taiwanese talk show hosts. (The others are flesh-and-blood humans.)
Yang Liping, a Chinese dancer, plus an admirer
Vicki Zhao, a Chinese actress
Tiger Woods
Kobe Bryant. The NBA is really popular in China.
Michael Jordan
Yao Ming is super-tall
Everyone wants to get their picture with Yao Ming
Liu Xiang, Chinese Olympic gold medalist hurdle runner
Guo Jingjing, Chinese Olympic diver
Li Xiaoshuang, Chinese Olympic gymnast
Nie Weiping, Chinese go champion
David Beckham wax figure and two actual humans
Sun Li, Chinese actress
Arnold Schwarzenegger wax figure (right) and actual human (left)
Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director
Bruce Lee wax figure (right) and actual human (left)
Sylvester Stallone
Pierce Brosnan and a random passerby
Marilyn Monroe
Li Yundi, Chinese pianist
Kelly Chan, Hong Kong singer
Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer
Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer, and who's that in the back- the Chinese version of Bruno Mars? It's Aaron Kwok, another Hong Kong singer.
Lady Gaga
Princess Diana and an admirer
This girl really likes Winston Churchill
Vladimir Putin
You can get your picture taken with a really young Obama
Chen-Ning Yang, a Chinese physicist
Einstein wax figure (right) and actual human (left)
Yang Liwei, the first astronaut sent to space by the Chinese space program
Kate Winslet
Fan Bingbing, a Chinese actress
David and Victoria Beckham. Please somebody tell me she looks like Julia Roberts, because I was totally convinced this was Julia Roberts.
Robert Pattinson
Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
Julia Roberts
Tom Cruise
There was a good mix of Chinese and international figures, from all different areas: sports, music, movies, world leaders, etc. To be honest, I was scared to go to the wax museum- I thought it was going to be super creepy. And it was a little bit creepy, but it was also full of actual living non-creepy humans who were excited and having fun and taking pictures, so I was able to ignore the creepiness.

The creepiest thing, though, was that the wax figures' feet are all bolted to the floor, so if you push them, they kind of wobble in a really unnatural way.

Overall, though, I thought it was so cool! The wax figures are amazing artwork. It was totally worth going.

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