PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburghers aren’t the only ones impressed by Troy Polamalu and his notorious curls. A wax figure of the Steelers player is one of Madame Tussaud’s newest sculptures in New York, and is now making several local stops around Pittsburgh in the next few days.
Polamalu was in New York to surprise visitors at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
“I never envisioned getting a wax figure made of myself. I never envisioned getting my hair insured. These are the type of things that happened in my life where I really pinch myself, and think, wow,” says Polamalu.
The sculpture recently made an appearance at the Giant Eagle in Glenshaw, where customers turned out to take pictures. The sculpture is making a Picture Perfect tour, sponsored by Head and Shoulders Shampoo.
“They donate a dollar for every picture we take and upload to Facebook. They’re donating a dollar to NFL Play 60,” says tour manager Adam Ahern. “It’s all about the NFL initiative to play 60 minutes a day in order to get kids active and vital.”
This is the most hair ever used on any Madame Tussauds wax figure.
They special ordered extra-long human hair and permed it to replicate the player’s famous curls. Polamalu himself was on hand to eyeball the results.
“It’s going to make a great candle one day for somebody,” Polamalu jokes.