Madame Tussauds Hollywood will offer one lucky Justin Bieber fan the opportunity to unveil his new wax figure in celebration of his 18th birthday, the attraction announced today. One winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare courtesy of JetBlue Airways, two nights stay at a hotel in Hollywood, CA and the opportunity to press the button that drops a curtain to reveal the superstar’s figure to assembled fans and media for the very first time.
Justin Bieber fans will submit a creative, 1-2 minute video explaining why they are his biggest fan and why they are excited their favorite singer is getting a new wax figure to the Madame Tussauds Hollywood’s Facebook page. Submissions will be accepted beginning today until 12:00 PM PCT on Friday, February 24th. The winner will be chosen by Madame Tussauds Hollywood staff and announced on Monday, February 27th. In addition to travel accommodations, the winner will receive VIP treatment, including transportation a free dinner to Shakey’s Pizza Parlor.
After being discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber quickly rose to international fame. His first album, My World 2.0, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 283,000 copies in its first week. It has since been certified at 2x Platinum. In 2010, Bieber released his first Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, which received a Platinum certification. The singer, who turns 18 on March 1st, is currently recording his next studio album, Believe, which is expected to be release later this year.
“Even though we are celebrating Justin’s birthday, one lucky fan will have the best present of all,” said Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. “We think all of Justin Bieber’s fans will be impressed with this incredibly lifelike wax figure and look forward to their reactions.”
Bieber’s figure will join the ranks of such Hollywood icons as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, as well as Hollywood’s latest big stars including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston and Will Smith.
On JetBlue, customers can fly into Long Beach, Los Angeles or Burbank airports to Bieber’s L.A. Basin concerts via connecting service from nearly 50 destinations across the airline’s network. JetBlue is the largest airline out of Long Beach, California, offering nonstop service to 13 cities, including Anchorage, Austin, Boston, Chicago Las Vegas, New York’s JFK, Oakland, Portland (Oregon), Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC.