Date
17 August 2017
A new pavilion featuring Korean cultural icons such as Kim Soo-hyun (inset) is set to open at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in May. Photo: Baidu
A new pavilion featuring Korean cultural icons such as Kim Soo-hyun (inset) is set to open at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in May. Photo: Baidu

Madame Tussauds to add ‘Prof. Do Min-joon’ in new K-Wave section

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will pay tribute to Korean pop culture by adding new attractions and a dedicated “K-Wave” section in the wax figure museum.

Among the new figures that will be added in May will be that of Kim Soo-hyun, who played Professor Do Min-joon in the blockbuster Korean television series “My Love from the Star”.

Kim, 26, will be immortalized in wax, along with six other cultural icons from South Korea in the new dedicated K-Wave section, Metro Hong Kong reported. 

When the new pavilion is opened, Kim’s replica will mark the one and the only wax figure of the superstar in the world, the report said, citing an announcement by the museum.

There will be a secret guest present on the day when the figure is officially launched.

Professor Do Min-joon, an alien character in the romance drama, had earned Kim the Daesang, or Grand Prize Award, the highest award for television in South Korea. Do’s image has made Kim a dream lover for many Asian girls and women.

Apart from the new K-Wave pavilion, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is also preparing to open another Chinese Style section in the coming months.

The new attractions are said to cost the museum, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, a total of HK$50 million (US$6.44 million).

Kelly Mak, the museum’s general manager, said the decision to add the K-Wave section was made after collecting visitors’ opinions.

Now, some fans might be wondering whether there will also be a wax figure of Jun Ji-hyun who played the heroine Cheon Song-yi in the “My Love from the Star”. 

Mak didn’t comment on the matter, but said that most of the newly added figures will be males. Maybe she just wants to keep the public guessing!

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