Jenna Marbles Makes Madame Tussauds History [Corrected]

She's coming to Times Square this fall, complete with wax selfie stick.

JennaMarblesTussaudsQuite the mid-summer day for Internet sensation Jenna Marbles.

On the West Coast, at VidCon in Anaheim, she will be part of this afternoon’s panel “Laughing At & With Us.” Moderated by Sean Klitzner, the discussion will also feature GloZell, Craig Benzine, Miranda Sings, Mamrie Hart and Danisnotonfire.

And at this end of the digital coast, Marbles is officially the first “social media celebrity” to be tapped for a Madame Tussauds wax figure.* From today’s announcement:

“We are thrilled to be working with Jenna Marbles and cannot wait to bring the finished figure to our attraction this fall,” said Bret Pidgeon, general manager of Madame Tussauds New York. “As we celebrate 15 years in Times Square, it’s very exciting to bring two firsts to our guests – a wax figure of an online sensation AND the very first selfie-taking wax figure in the U.S.”

Per usual, the creation of the figure is an expensive and intricate process. When a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists met with Marbles in California in May, they took more than 250 measurements. And yes, in her outstreched hand, there will be a Tussauds phone powered up and ready to snap a selfie of attraction visitors.

Correction (July 27):
Marbles is in fact the second “social media celebrity” to get the Tusssauds wax figure nod. Post-publication, we learned that a wax figures of SMOSH duo Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox was separately and previously commissioned, in connection with the pair’s new movie. FishbowlNY apologizes for the error.

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[Photo courtesy: Madame Tussauds]