MADAME TUSSAUDS UNVEILS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LEONARDO DICAPRIO FIGURE
Last night (Thursday, June 14), Madame Tussauds Las Vegas located at The Venetian unveiled a wax figure of Golden Globe winner and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. In honor of the actor’s dedication to the environment, the figure’s head was created from natural clay and beeswax materials containing organic pigment. All design materials used in the creation of the figure were recycled upon completion and the production process took place exclusively by hand and daylight. Even more, the team that created the figure made an active effort to use environmentally friendly forms of transportation such as cycling and public transportation to get to and from the studio.
At the unveiling, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas General Manager Rosita Chapman spoke of DiCaprio’s environmental activism, including the creation of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, as well as the attraction’s efforts to make the figure environmentally friendly.
“Leonardo DiCaprio is a highly committed environmentalist, receiving praise from multiple environmental groups for his activism,” remarked Chapman. “Given all of this, we felt it only fitting to ensure that his figure was created in an environmentally friendly fashion.”
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM. For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.
Photo credit: Erik Kabik