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By Jack Dennisov
Tuesday , July 17 2012, is a special day for Madame Tussauds in Vienna, Austria, as a new figure will be taking it's place among the other wax stars.
David Hasselhoff has had a figure of himself created from wax and will be celebrating his 60th birthday right at the museum. Best known for his role in Knight Rider and Baywatch, he has also been a part of the music industry and tried his hand at all sorts of other careers.
Sophie Moritzer, marketing and sales manager of Madame Tussauds, says: "We are looking forward to the fans and visitors throughout the day, who want to celebrate his 60th birthday."
Starting from 10:00am, the opening time, and throughout the day, David will be present at the entrance to Madame Tussauds, located in Prater, next to the Giant Ferris Wheel.
There will be all sorts of presentations, such as the speeches by Arabella Kruschinski, who manages Madame Tussauds and Georgie Fechter, the owner of KITT. Throughout the day all sort of events will be taking place as well. There will be Limbo, interview opportunities and drinks available. The event will come to an end at 6:00pm.
The exact pose for David Hasselhoff's figure is unknown, however he said he has chosen it himself. On Tuesday it will be displayed along the Hollywood stars, such as Johny Depp and Angelina Jolie. The next day it will be moved to the music room, where it will join figures such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Ludwig van Beethoven.
The visitors can expect to meet 29 Austrian and 39 international celebrities immortalized in their wax forms, as well as David Hasselhoff, the 69th figure in the museum. All those figures are spread across 2,000 square meters that make up the museum, which only opened last year, 1 April 2012.
While the original price is 14.50 Euro for children and 18.50 Euro for adults, the price will drop to 5 Euro per person for the entire day.
"What is special this time is that we organized this event for our fans and friends, where anyone can participate if they wish to. Where else do you get the chance to meet the original KITT and his wax figure?" says Sophie Moritzer.
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