To celebrate Pride, Madame Tussaud’s in New York presented Billy Porter with a stunning wax likeness.
Via The Root‘s Amira Castilla, who was on hand for the event:
You really should have seen Porter’s smile when he saw it. He was an awe. It was a beautiful thing to watch.
The multi-hyphenate had to sit and stand for over nine hours to ensure that the creative team captured every detail on his person (even an indent on his ear, from a closed ear piercing) to create his wax twin. The outfit he chose? The iconic blue jumpsuit and curtain that he wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Of the now-immortalized look, it has a connection to Billie Eilish:
For comparison, here is Porter at the 2020 Grammy Awards:
And here’s Porter’s reaction to the wax version:
Images: YouTube / Madame Tussaud’s