By Ninder Kaur

Madame Tussauds San Francisco have unveiled a new wax figure of multiplatinum British pop superstar Sam Smith. The event saw Sam come face-to-face with his wax figure, hot on the heels of his
knockout performance at San Francisco¹s annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

Singer Sam Smith, right, unveils his wax doppleganger in San Francisco, California, August 10, 2015. (Photo by Noah Berger for Madame Tussauds)
Singer Sam Smith, right, unveils his wax double  in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Noah Berger for Madame Tussauds)

Sam’s powerful voice has captured audiences worldwide. The release of his debut album in 2014, In the Lonely Hour, led by the soul-inflected single Stay with Me earned him a No. 2 on the US Billboard Top 200, and garnered him four Grammy Awards. At the 2015 Brit Awards, he won the awards for British Breakthrough Act and Global Success. He can now add being immortalised in wax by Madame Tussauds to his glittering accolades.

Sam Smith worked closely with the Madame Tussauds artists who spent hours with him taking over 250 measurements, identifying exact eye colour, and detailing each strand of hair. Sam generously donated the suit and shoes to his wax likeness.

” I can’t actually believe that I’m going to be in Madame Tussauds,” said Smith of the reveal. “This is the ultimate pinch yourself moment. The process was so fascinating and I will never look at a wax figure in the same
way again.”

“Thank you Madame Tussauds, and hope you all have fun. Feel free to squeeze my wax bum!”

The singing star’s figure will be featured in the Music Zone at the San Francisco attraction alongside a cast of international musical A-listers from Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga.